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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.

Reports expose racism in police and schools

03 August 2020
Cops are more likely to use force against black people, and schools are more likely to exclude them

Reduced cancer care could kill tens of thousands during the pandemic

06 July 2020
Some 35,000 more people could die of cancer because of delays to diagnosis and treatment during the coronavirus crisis.

Push back by Tories results in more Covid-19 outbreaks in schools

26 June 2020
The number of suspected coronavirus outbreaks in schools nearly doubled last week, according to figures from Public Health England (PHE). The news is a stark warning about how the Tory easing of the lockdown is putting health at risk.

Schools: a revolt is going on against Tory reopening plans

24 June 2020
New figures show the Tories’ drive to push big numbers of children back to school this month is failing.

Chaotic and unsafe school reopening plan could burst the Tories’ bubble

16 June 2020
Secondary schools across England began opening to wider numbers of children on Monday of this week.

Victory for workers and parents as Tory school plan fails

09 June 2020
The Tories have been forced to drop plans to get all primary school children back into school before the summer term ends.

Letters—We have to say her name as well—it was Breonna Taylor 

05 June 2020
The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has shaken the US and large parts of the world to its core.

It is right to protest at school openings

02 June 2020
Millions of parents faced an agonising choice this week of whether to send their children back to school. The Tories wanted primary school children in reception, year 1 and year 6 to start returning from Monday of this week.

Defy Johnson’s reckless wider school reopening that will mean more deaths

28 May 2020
The NEU union’s joint general secretary Mary Bousted said the strategy meant “risks” to health and was a “disaster”. She added that government guidance on social distancing is “impossible” in schools.

Parents and teachers could wreck Johnson’s school plan

25 May 2020
Boris Johnson said on Sunday that the Tories would push ahead with plans to get more children in schools from Monday of next week

Huge meetings of parents boost fight against unsafe schools opening

22 May 2020
Over 580 people joined a meeting in Redbridge, 185 in Coventry and 140 in Hackney

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