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Strike is solid at B6 Sixth Form

17 February 2015
Teachers at B6 sixth form college in Hackney, east London, struck on Wednesday of last week over workload issues. 

'Academies in Lewisham? No way!' say strikers, students and parents

17 February 2015
NUT union members in four schools in Lewisham, south London, struck against the threat of academy status on Thursday of last week.

Wildcat strike threat wins at Tower Hamlets school

09 December 2014
Staff at Langdon Park secondary school in Tower Hamlets were celebrating an important victory this week after making a stand against IT corporation Capita.

Teachers take on homophobia

02 December 2014
Around 60 delegates at the National Union of Teachers (NUT) LGBT conference discussed challenging homophobia in schools last Saturday. 

Ofsted's 'extremism' clampdown on Tower Hamlets schools is an Islamophobic attack

25 November 2014
Ofsted inspectors ‘unfairly humiliated’ Tower Hamlets schools, reports Sadie Robinson

Spuc anti-abortion group's nasty agenda exposed in Birmingham

25 November 2014
The Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child (Spuc) failed to hold a meeting in Birmingham on Friday of last week.

Tories, Labour and SNP agree on austerity - Fight the cuts now!

18 November 2014
Up to 500 people protested outside Glasgow City Council on Wednesday of last week to defend the Glasgow Association of Mental Health (GAMH).

Meeting to oppose academies

30 September 2014
The Anti Academies Alliance (AAA) is holding an open steering committee on Saturday 11 October.

Imagination helps us understand the world - and change it

30 September 2014
Imaginative vision isn’t the preserve of a creative few—and mass struggles can unleash its potential, writes John Parrington

Academies schools are grabbing our cash

23 September 2014
Academy trusts and their firms are grabbing “very large sums of public money” with little accountability, according to a new report.

Birmingham school smears shows the government are the real plotters—not Muslims

29 July 2014
The Trojan Horse hoax in Birmingham subjected Muslims to a racist witch hunt—and the recent report is full of contradictions

Tories use Trojan Horse report to step up attacks on Muslims

22 July 2014
Two reports into allegations of a “Muslim plot” to take over a group of Birmingham schools have been published. They contradict each other.

Take action to support suspended NUT union rep Julie Davies

22 July 2014
NUT union members in Haringey, north London, have been shocked by the suspension of their branch chair Julie Davies.

Education workers round-up

08 July 2014
Primary Charter meeting to defend childhood | King’s lecturers to join 10 July strike | Croydon teachers are fighting back

News in-brief

24 June 2014
Student killed in Colchester, Swansea mine bosses cleared, Governors quit in Birmingham, Mental health cuts slammed

Schools round-up

24 June 2014
Teachers at St Joseph’s Catholic Academy in Hebburn, south Tyneside, struck on Tuesday and Thursday of last week.

‘Would Ofsted object to the Bible? They are dancing to Gove’s racist tune’

17 June 2014
Islamophobic criticism of schools isn’t limited to Birmingham. Ofsted inspected Olive Tree primary school in Luton last month. Farasat Latif, the school’s chair of governors, told Socialist Worker why the report published on 4 June has caused a lot of anger

A warning from Birmingham - Muslims speak out against racist witch hunt in schools

17 June 2014
Could the ‘Trojan Horse’ witch hunt be just the start of a new period of worsening racism in our schools? Muslim parents, teachers and governors talked to Adam Cochrane and Sadie Robinson about why they are angry—and afraid

Oppose Islamophobia to fight for education

10 June 2014
The moral panic the Tories and their friends in the press are whipping up over the issue of Muslims and education is about racism. There was no “Trojan horse” plot of Islamic fundamentalists to take over Birmingham schools.

Witch hunt against Muslims in Birmingham - Get racist Tories out of schools

10 June 2014
A Tory clampdown on schools in Birmingham has unleashed a torrent of racist filth.

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