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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

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.

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.

School students strike against academy plan at Crown Woods College in Eltham

03 June 2014
Students at Crown Woods College in Eltham, south east London, walked out against plans to turn their school into an academy.

Leadership election begins in NUT teachers' union

03 June 2014
Voting begins this week in the NUT union for the general secretary and deputy general secretary.

Birmingham pupils and parents denounce racist lies around 'Trojan Horse'

20 May 2014
The anti-Muslim scare stories over Birmingham schools are falling apart, reports Sadie Robinson

Save St Joseph’s Primary School

06 May 2014
Over 300 people protested to save St Joseph’s primary school in Milngavie, Glasgow on 26 April.

No school clampdown after killing of teacher

29 April 2014
A 15 year old student stabbed teacher Ann Maguire to death at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds on Monday of this week.

NUT conference: Teachers vote for June strike and vow to defend education

22 April 2014
Full report of NUT conference including debate on national strikes. Delegates also discussed privatisation, stress, Ofsted, free schools, the Tories' immigration bill, international solidarity, and inclusive education for disabled people

Teachers' strikes can beat hated Tory Michael Gove's attacks

25 March 2014
Tory education secretary Michael Gove is weak. The first national teachers’ strike since 2011 is a chance to turn the tide on him, writes Sadie Robinson

Teachers prepare to take the fight to hated Tory minister Michael Gove

18 March 2014
The first national teachers’ strike in two years is for the future of education, reports Sadie Robinson

Teachers prepare to strike on 26 March

04 March 2014
Teachers in the NUT union are preparing to strike on Wednesday 26 March to defend their pay, pensions and conditions.

NASUWT won't call more strikes this term against Michael Gove

18 February 2014
The NASUWT teaching union has announced it won’t join a national strike this term to defend teachers.

Walkout threat gets result at Henley Sixth Form College

11 February 2014
NUT union members at Henley Sixth Form College in Oxfordshire have won a victory after threatening strikes.

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