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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.

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

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' 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

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.

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.

Support victimised NUT rep Simon O'Hara—and defend trade union rights

22 March 2016
Teachers at Small Heath School in Birmingham were set to meet on Tuesday of this week to discuss further action to defend conditions and union rights. Also: strikes at St Peter's Collegiate School and Lambeth College

Time to organise against Tory attacks on education and teachers

18 March 2016
The Tories are preparing to force every school in England to become a privately-run academy – but the plan has sparked fierce resistance.

Small Heath teachers need support as they step up fight to save their rep Simon O'Hara

08 March 2016
Victimised union rep Simon O'Hara (Pic: Guy Smallman)

Five schools in Dunbartonshire shut by strike

23 February 2016
TEACHERS in West Dunbartonshire struck for 24 hours over cuts on Thursday of last week, shutting all five secondary schools in the council area.The teachers rejected the council’s latest offer by nine to one.

Birmingham teachers step up strikes to defend victimised Small Heath school rep

23 February 2016
Teachers at Birmingham’s Small Heath School began a three-day strike in defence of victimised NUT union rep Simon O’Hara today, Tuesday.

Labour MP under fire for betrayal of teachers at Small Heath School

16 February 2016
Support is growing for Small Heath strikers and their rep—but not from the local MP, says Sadie Robinson

Small Heath school strikes halt academy as fight for union rep continues

01 February 2016
 

Parents join picket lines to show support for Small Heath school strikers

20 January 2016
NUT union members at Birmingham’s Small Heath school struck for a second day today, Wednesday, and NASUWT union members joined them.

‘Dirty money’ cut is snow joke for school janitors in Glasgow

19 January 2016
Some 130 primary school janitors in Glasgow are refusing to clear snow or spread grit in a row over “dirty money” with bosses at council-owned Cordia.

Singing pickets in Small Heath defend their school and their rep

19 January 2016
Teachers at Birmingham’s Small Heath school began a three-day strike today, Tuesday, to stop their school becoming an academy.

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