Bury Labour council’s plans to close or merge up to eight high schools met with anger and the mood to resist on the streets of Bury, in Greater Manchester, last Saturday.
Members of Bury and North Manchester Respect had joined local parents petitioning against this assault on our children’s education.
Over 500 signatures were collected and 2,000 window posters distributed. Campaigners hope to give out 10,000 window posters across the borough to show our opposition to this attack on comprehensive education. There will be a lobby of the town hall at 6.30pm on 14 December.
Protesters in Hackney, east London, lobbied the council last week as part of their continuing campaign against the closure of Homerton College of Technology and its replacement by an academy.