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Backlash builds against Tories' cuts to school budgets

28 March 2017
Over 100 people joined an angry meeting in Lancaster on Monday, opposing Tory cuts to school funding. The Tories’ so-called fair funding formula will see England’s schools losing

Schools revolt and Scotland standoff add to Tories’ woes

21 March 2017
The Tories are on the rocks over their attacks on schools

Labour activists slapped down by party officials for opposing free school

21 March 2017
Labour Party officials have threatened to suspend one of their own constituency parties for campaigning against a free school

Tory schools funding plan provokes parents' fury

21 March 2017
Parents are hitting back at Tory plans to slash schools' money.

Reports round up: More cinemas join Picturehouse dispute

21 March 2017
Workers across the Picturehouse cinema chain struck last Saturday.

Strike against cuts that will destroy a school

21 March 2017
Around 70 people formed a loud, confident picket line at Forest Hill School for boys in Lewisham, south east London, today, Tuesday.

School bullies meet their match—how resistance to school funding cuts is spreading

21 March 2017
Theresa May and her education secretary Justine Greening may have bitten off more than they can chew

Teachers and parents unite against Tory cuts

14 March 2017
Around 1,000 people took to the streets against Tory education cuts in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, last Saturday.

Cuts and pennies for us, big giveaways for the rich—Hammond hammers the poor

14 March 2017
Former Tory chancellor, George “Slasher” Osborne, congratulated Philip Hammond on the chancellor’s first spring budget for its “fiscal responsibility”. It really says it all.

Teachers refuse to bow down in Bowdon

28 February 2017
Teachers at Bollin Primary School in Bowdon, Cheshire, struck on Thursday of last week.

Tories slash our state schools but splash out on their free schools

28 February 2017
The Department for Education is splurging on land for privatised free schools while neglected state schools fall into disrepair, Sadie Robinson reports

Oldham 'Trojan Horse' claims boost racist agenda

20 February 2017
A racist witch hunt is underway in Oldham, Greater Manchester. The Sunday Times claims Muslims are trying to take over state schools.

Start campaign against school cuts

17 January 2017
Six education unions have denounced Tory cuts to school funding as a “national scandal”.

Defeat for government over higher education bill should encourage resistance

10 January 2017
Lords voted against the government yesterday, Monday, to support an amendment to the Higher Education and Research Bill.

Derby TAs call more strikes over pay cut

13 December 2016
Teaching assistants (TAs) in Derby have called six days of strikes in their battle against a 25 percent pay cut.

Scottish FE workers win pay battle

09 December 2016
College bosses in Scotland have admitted defeat and agreed to pay further education support staff the same flat rate pay rise won by lecturers earlier this year.

The ABC of Capitalism—it’s back to school for young and old with this exhibition

29 November 2016
There are hard plastic chairs and work on the walls—but this is no ordinary classroom. The ABC of Capitalism is seriously good fun, writes Geoff Brown

'We won't be bullied'—meet the women standing up to Labour in County Durham

29 November 2016
County Durham teaching assistants are battling against the odds—and pushing their union officials—to take the fight to a Labour council trying to slash their pay. Raymie Kiernan spoke to the women leading the fight

Strike to stop victimisation at Edinburgh college

22 November 2016
Lecturers at Edinburgh College have voted to strike over the unjustified sacking of a colleague and the victimisation of union rep Penny Gower who represented him.

Teachers march over education funding cuts

22 November 2016
Teachers marched through central London on Thursday of last week in protest at cuts to education funding.

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