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As parents plan London protest over school funding cuts - pile pressure on the Tories

13 June 2017
Parents, teachers, children and others are preparing to protest against school funding cuts in London. The demonstration is expected to be on Sunday 16 July.

Slashing schools will be no picnic for Tories

06 June 2017
Parents, teachers, children and others joined several protests against school funding cuts last weekend.

The racist ‘Trojan Horse’ lie hits the rocks after case is thrown out

06 June 2017
An Islamophobic scheme to accuse Muslims of taking over Birmingham schools was further exposed as a lie last week. Sadie Robinson says the scandal is how Muslims were demonised

‘School cuts are an election issue’ as parents, pupils and teachers protest

30 May 2017
Parents, children, teachers and others joined a nationwide day of action yesterday, Friday, against cuts to school funding.

It’s right to fight the Tories as ‘Big School Assembly’ against cuts draws huge crowd

30 May 2017
More than 1,000 people gathered in Mile End Park in east London this evening, Wednesday, in a fantastic show of opposition to school funding cuts.

Big schools protests pledge resistance to Tory education funding cuts

23 May 2017
Anger at Theresa May's plan to slash billions from schools' budgets burst onto the streets

Forest Hill strikers battle on as Plumstead Manor strike wins

16 May 2017
Strikers formed a noisy picket line at Forest Hill School in south east London. It was the eighth walkout in a struggle to stop cuts.

Education fights can beat the cuts

16 May 2017
Large protests and campaigns show the fury at schools funding cuts. A huge march through Lancaster last Saturday showed the fury at a Tory schools funding cuts plan—and potential to build resistance to it.

Activists say, we’re going to teach the Tories a lesson over school funding cuts

09 May 2017
The Tories are in crisis over their planned education cuts. The first copy of the Evening Standard newspaper edited by former chancellor George Osborne last week ran a front page on the crisis.

Forest Hill School teachers strike for seventh time to stop school cuts

09 May 2017
Teachers at Forest Hill School struck for the seventh time today, Wednesday, in a battle to stop savage cuts.

Fresh strike planned over cuts at Lewisham's Forest Hill School

02 May 2017
NUT union members at Forest Hill School were set to strike on Wednesday this week. The workers are fighting a planned £1.3 million cuts package that Labour-run Lewisham council is trying to impose.

Activists call protests, ‘big assemblies’ and ‘question times’ in fight to stop school cuts

02 May 2017
The battle to stop Tory education cuts is growing.

Children at Birmingham school to spend less time learning due to Tory funding cuts

02 May 2017
A Birmingham school plans to slash two and a half hours’ teaching time from children each week because of Tory cuts.

School strikes against cuts grow in London

25 April 2017
School strikes are spreading across London even before the Tory funding cuts have begun to hit schools.

Teachers coordinate strikes in London over school cuts - and protests are planned

25 April 2017
Workers at three schools in south east London began a coordinated two-day strike against cuts on Tuesday of this week.

School cuts could soon mean strikes after teachers back walkouts at NUT conference

18 April 2017
Teachers in some English schools could strike in the summer term in response to Tory funding cuts. Delegates at the NUT union’s annual conference in Cardiff unanimously voted for the plan last weekend (see below).

NUT union backs ballots for a boycott of the hated Sats tests in primary schools

18 April 2017
NUT members voted overwhelmingly for ballots aimed at boycotting the hated Sats tests next year.

Movement against school cuts spreads across England

11 April 2017
Around 300 people met in South Gloucestershire to oppose the Tories’ cuts to school funding. Another 50 met in Leamington Spa.

National strikes need to be a part of the fight against the Tory attacks on education

11 April 2017
The education funding cuts are a national attack and require a national response.

Fightback against school cuts is well under way

04 April 2017
The fight to stop cuts in schools is escalating. Three groups of teachers struck in London last week against funding cuts. More NUT union members in other schools are balloting for strikes against cuts. And parents are organising against the Tories’ so called fair funding formula

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