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Teachers set to strike against Tory cuts - and fight to defend education

28 June 2016
Teachers will take part in an England-wide school strike next Tuesday over the impact of Tory policies and funding cuts.

Teachers vote to walk out against Tory cuts

23 June 2016
Teachers have called an England-wide strike on Tuesday 5 July against Tory funding cuts to education. The NUT union members voted by an overwhelming 92 percent for the action on a turnout of 25 percent.

Teaching assistants strike in Derby

21 June 2016
A STRIKE by teaching assistants (TAs) in Derby shut thirty schools and partially closed many others last Thursday.

Teachers race to get out the biggest possible strike vote

14 June 2016
Tory cuts, tests and academisation threaten schools, but teachers are ready to fight, says Sadie Robinson

Durham teaching assistants defy Labour council’s ‘galling’ raid on pay

24 May 2016
Labour-run Durham County Council voted last week to sack 2,700 teaching assistants (TAs) and rehire them on worse contracts with up to 23 percent lower pay.

Teachers resist cuts, tests and academies

17 May 2016
Campaigners told Sadie Robinson the Tories’ retreat doesn’t mean the threat to state schools has gone away

After forced academy retreat - teach the Tories a lesson

10 May 2016
Last week the Tories withdrew a plan to force every school in England to become an academy by 2022. It was a humiliating defeat and a victory for everyone who has fought—but campaigners are clear that the fight isn’t over.

Prestwich Arts College workers begin three-day strike to save jobs

10 May 2016
Prestwich Arts College teachers in Manchester began a three-day strike today, Tuesday, against compulsory redundancies.

School's out! When we learned to strike

10 May 2016
Michael Lavalette, co-author of upcoming book Schools Out, spoke to Sadie Robinson about the radical tradition of school student strikes and how they have radicalised generations

Tories back down over forced academies

06 May 2016
The Tories have withdrawn a plan to force every school in England to become an academy by 2020. It's a humiliating defeat for education secretary Nicky Morgan - and a cause for celebration for teachers, children and parents

Parents boycott Sats and slam Tory exam factories

03 May 2016
Parents across England refused to take their six and seven year olds into schools on Tuesday. The “strike” was in protest at the hated Sats tests that turn schools into exam factories.

Parents' meeting denounces Tory academy plan and testing regime

23 April 2016
Around 200 parents met in central London today, Saturday, to launch a new campaign—Parents Defending Education.

What is education for? How the market fails our children

19 April 2016
Schools are increasingly focused on exams and targets. Adam Unwin, co-author of a new book on education, told Sadie Robinson competition lets children and teachers down

Scottish PFI schools funding farce cost billions

19 April 2016
When Storm Gertrude hit Scotland in January it didn’t only blow apart a wall at a privately built school in Edinburgh. It also blew the lid off the public private partnership models used to fund infrastructure projects.

Teachers get to work to build for anti-academies strike vote

19 April 2016
Tory plans to force every school to become an academy would see profit-making businesses take over schools. But growing opposition could soon lead to action, reports?Sadie Robinson

Edinburgh PFI schools fiasco shines a light on all the mainstream parties

12 April 2016
A Private finance initiative (PFI) consortium faces financial penalties after the shock closure of 17 Edinburgh schools last Friday.

Teachers' academies fight could help bring down the Tories

12 April 2016
Teachers are preparing to ballot for strikes against the impact of forced academies, reports Sadie Robinson

Campaigners push Tories into U-turn over hated baseline tests for four year olds

08 April 2016
Teachers, parents and campaigners are celebrating after the Tories were forced into an embarrassing U-turn on baseline testing.

Chicago teachers on strike show mood for change in the United States

05 April 2016
Chicago teachers are on strike today, Friday, to try to win more funding to save education in the city

Rage against academy plans: Manchester, Chesterfield, Nottingham, Cambridge, Sheffield and Leeds protests

24 March 2016
THERE IS deep anger against the government’s plans for forced academies and other attacks on education.

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