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Protesting at Tory scum who deny children food and destroy jobs

Protesting at Tory scum who deny children food and destroy jobs Protesters have taken to the streets over the decision to deny children free school meals and to end the furlough scheme

School students organise powerful anti-racist revolt

School students organise powerful anti-racist revolt Students at Nonsuch High School For Girls in Cheam, west of London, have launched a fight against racism in their school. Their committed protests have included an 800-strong demonstration at the school.

Union backs two-week shutdown of secondaries

Union backs two-week shutdown of secondaries The infection rate among secondary school pupils rose by more than in any other age group since September.

Coronavirus cases soar after Tories’ new failures over testing

Coronavirus cases soar after Tories’ new failures over testing Official cases of coronavirus in Britain shot up last weekend after a failure in the Tories’ test and trace system.

Damning report exposes racist school discipline measures

Damning report exposes racist school discipline measures An Institute of Race Relations report published last week showed how school sets up poorer black boys in particular for a life of exclusion.

A lockdown on dissent

A lockdown on dissent There was justified anger from the left in response to new government teaching guidelines that ban anti-capitalist teaching materials from classrooms.

Students to strike for the climate

21 September 2020
School strikers around the world were set to take action this Friday to demand that governments take the climate emergency seriously

LETTERS—Grouse shooting rule shows what the elite are about 

18 September 2020
As if we need yet another example of how out of touch the Tories are, here we go again.  

Schools on brink of outbreaks

14 September 2020
Scores of schools across England have closed or partially closed after positive coronavirus cases. 

Massive surge in virus cases shows Tory failures

08 September 2020
Britain recorded an ­enormous rise in coronavirus cases on Sunday. Some 2,988 people tested positive, compared to 1,813 on Saturday—a rise of over 50 percent.

Students return to schools despite safety fears

03 September 2020
Children across England have begun returning to schools this week. The Tories claim they want everyone back so that students don’t miss out on education and vulnerable children have more support.

No cash for virus health and safety as schools open doors

31 August 2020
Schools don’t have enough money to protect children and staff against coronavirus. Yet the Tories want schools across England to begin fully reopening from this week.

Tories plough ahead with unsafe return to schools

24 August 2020
Boris Johnson this week reiterated his drive to get all children in England back to school full time next month. Yet the Tories are refusing to put in place measures to make schools safer, such as smaller class sizes to enable social distancing.

Unfair exam grades still punishing students

24 August 2020
A fresh row has broken out over exam grades. And it exposes the way that the system operates to drive down the results of working class children

Student revolt continues as Williamson clings on and key issues remain

20 August 2020
One student says, 'The U-turn was a massive victory, but this is only going to finish when we get education reform and get rid of scum like Gavin Williamson and Boris Johnson'

Exams U-turn shows that action can beat the Tories

18 August 2020
Students have taught all of us a lesson in class war. Protest gets results.

Futures ruined by Tories’ rigged results

14 August 2020
Class is trashing the lives of hundreds of thousands of students. The ­downgrading of swathes of A-Level students’ grades in England and Wales has exposed how the system operates to keep working class people in check. 

Furious students protest over A-Levels scandal

14 August 2020
Students marched in central London on Friday demanding that Tory education secretary Gavin Williamson resign. They chanted 'No Tories, no cheats, no Eton elites'.

Tories try to justify an unsafe return to schools

10 August 2020
Boris Johnson has made it his “national priority” to get all children back to school next month regardless of whether it is safe.

Downgrades of Scottish exam results shows class bias

05 August 2020
Scottish teachers' judgements about pupils' exam grades have been overruled, and there's a strong element of class inequality built into the process.

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