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A critical review of the anti-cuts movement

As we approach the second anniversary of the Coalition government coming to office, Workers Power conference looked back at the movement against austerity – not from the viewpoint of passively…

The battle of Downhills – no to Academies!

Staff and parents at Downhills Primary School have launched an impressive campaign to fight the Department of Educations attempt to force the community school into becoming an academy, writes Rachel…

Education not for sale

Public education is under attack. Greedy corporations are hell bent on getting their hands on schools, colleges and universities – desperate to make a profit out of education and knowledge.…

What the riots reveal about Britain

Jeremy Dewar argues that August’s disturbances were not ‘criminality pure and simple’ but a youth uprising against police racism, poverty and social oppression…

Militant action can reverse Con-Dem education reforms

A year after students took to the streets, the fight for the future of education in Britain continues. As young people are confronted with few university places and even fewer…

The Demise of the Public University

There was a time when the neoliberal campus was just a coveted aspiration of the political right. Now students and lecturers live with the heavy burden of its realisation, writes…

Pensions fury has its hour: report from central London actions

Yesterday an estimated 30, 000 teachers, lecturers and civil servants marched through London to show their opposition to the proposed changes to public sector pensions, writes Rachel Brooks The march…

On strike in Lambeth: solidarity forever!

By a striking Unison Teaching Assistant 8.00am The NUT rep and I mounted a picket at our school – much to the Headteacher’s surprise, who had expected a passive, going-through-the-motions…

Stop Gove’s plans to turn primary schools into academies

Education Secretary, Michael Gove, has announced he will turn 200 “worst-achieving” primary schools into academies next year, writes Rachel Brooks, NUT member…

Chair of Birkbeck Union hammers A.C Grayling’s new private university for rich kids

A new private university, New College of Humanities, is set to offer degrees with big name intellectuals for the outrageous sum of £18,000. Scandalously, it plans to be part of…

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