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Tories’ £50 million grammar school scam to entrench class division

11 May 2018
The Tories have unveiled plans to hand selective grammar schools £50 million—while slashing funding for state schools. The news has infuriated teachers, parents and education campaigners.

LETTERS: We're stronger and more united after Newham academy battle

07 May 2018
We have lost, but we have won much, and we are not defeated

A step forward on pensions for university workers - but further attacks loom

01 May 2018
Bosses have withdrawn plans for a defined contribution (DC) pension scheme for workers in older universities.

Standing in the way of privatised education - the battle against academies in Newham

01 May 2018
An inspiring battle in east London has breathed new life into the fight to stop academies. Two socialist activists, Carolyn McGrath and Miriam Scharf, spoke to Socialist Worker about how the campaign was built – and how others can take up the struggle elsewhere

East London schools strikers rally together against academisation

26 April 2018
Strikers, parents and their supporters rallied in east London on Thursday as three-day strikes at two schools came to an end

Parents, children and striking teachers protest at academies show

25 April 2018
Demonstrators chanted, “Education, not privatisation,” and, “Our schools are not for sale.”

Education farce is at its best when it’s at its least serious

24 April 2018
Some important issues are glossed over in a new play. But that does not stop the gags and performances from landing home, writes?Sam Lorde

School strikes are part of a big fight over the future of education

19 April 2018
Workers at Connaught School for Girls in Waltham Forest ended a three-day strike on Thursday in a battle over pay. NEU union members are demanding the higher inner London pay rate at the outer London school.

Teachers stay out in Oklahoma after union leaders tell them to end their strikes

17 April 2018
Teachers and other education workers in Oklahoma, US, are continuing strikes and protests for better pay—despite union leaders’ attempts to sell them out.

Anger that gripped universities is still there after UCU union vote on pensions deal

17 April 2018
The fight is still on to beat bosses’ plans to gut workers’ pension schemes, says?Sadie Robinson

Strikers on the front foot in anti-academies battle in east London

17 April 2018
There was an exuberant mood on the picket line at Avenue primary school in Newham on Tuesday.

Anger at UCU leadership - but action has created a union that can fight off attacks

10 April 2018
UCU members at several universities were set to start a five-day strike on Monday 16 April if the latest offer on pensions is rejected.-

Teachers’ pay rebellion spreads across Oklahoma with second week of strikes

10 April 2018
Teachers in the US state of Oklahoma began their second week of walkouts on Monday. They are striking for more pay and better education funding.

Vote No in the UCU university pensions ballot

05 April 2018
After 14 days of strikes, many UCU union members are organising to reject the latest offer

Teachers must push pay fight after NUT conference

03 April 2018
Teachers could be heading for a national strike ballot over pay. Delegates at the NUT union conference in Brighton last weekend passed a motion calling on the union to launch a “vigorous campaign” over pay.

Teachers at union conference support Palestine, oppose Islamophobia and defend Jeremy Corbyn

01 April 2018
Anti-racism was a big theme of NUT teachers’ union conference this week

College strikes reject rotten pay offer - and fight for education

29 March 2018
Workers across six further education colleges came to the end of a three-day strike on Thursday. The walkout hit five London colleges and Sandwell College in the Midlands.

UCU moves to a ballot on new offer. Vote No and build strikes

28 March 2018
The campaign to reject has already begun. #RejectUUKdeal

Acton high school out for two days

27 March 2018
NEU union members at Acton High school in west London began a two-day strike on Tuesday. Workers are in dispute over three issues – bullying, management’s response to behaviour issues and a planned takeover by Ark.

Welcome to strike country - inside the spreading US teachers' strikes

27 March 2018
An inspirational fight by West Virginia teachers has inspired teachers and other public sector workers

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