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Michael Gove


Who’s behind the Tory leadership hopefuls?

Who’s behind the Tory leadership hopefuls? The least sophisticated electorate available—Tory MPs—has selected Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt to stand to be the next leader of the Tory party and prime minister.

Don't let the Tories off the hook

Dont let the Tories off the hook Under fire over tax havens, junior doctors’ contracts and school academies, the Tories are desperate to appear united. But the European Union (EU) referendum makes that impossible.

Schools round-up

Teachers at St Joseph’s Catholic Academy in Hebburn, south Tyneside, struck on Tuesday and Thursday of last week.

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

School students strike against academy plan at Crown Woods College in Eltham Students at Crown Woods College in Eltham, south east London, walked out against plans to turn their school into an academy.

Passports taken and schools probed in anti-Muslim panic

Passports taken and schools probed in anti-Muslim panic Hype over a ‘Muslim plot’ to take over schools is part of a broader racist attack, writes Judith Orr

Teachers are organising now to make summer and autumn action a success

Teachers are gearing up for walkouts after the NUT union overwhelmingly backed more strikes at its conference last month.

Things they say

08 April 2014
Quotes from week's news

After national teachers' strike, meet the Govebusters

01 April 2014
Last week’s teachers’ strike showed the anger that exists in our schools. Teachers in London and Birmingham told Socialist Worker about the reality of life in education, why they hate Michael Gove—and how to beat him

Protesters rally to defend Lambeth College

27 March 2014
More than 100 people gathered in Brixton tonight, Thursday, to protest against the selloff of a local Lambeth College site.

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

Defend schools from Gove

04 March 2014
Around 150 people came to an Education Question Time in south London on Wednesday of last week.

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.

Teachers prepare for national strike

11 February 2014
The National Union of Teachers (NUT) announced plans on Friday of last week for a strike across schools in England and Wales for Wednesday 26 March.

Teachers' union calls national strike against Michael Gove

07 February 2014
The National Union of Teachers announced today, Friday, plans for a national strike across schools in England and Wales for Wednesday 26 March. 

Round up: Strikes and protests in schools and colleges

14 January 2014
Strike at Copland Community School, Wembley | Strike at Abbey School, Rotherham | Strike at Dukeries Academy, Nottingham | Strike at Gateway Sixth Form College, Leicester | Strike at Birchgrove Comprehensive School, Swansea | Protest against Michael Gove at Marling School, Stroud | Meeting of NUT union executive

Gove sees war through the eyes of his class

07 January 2014
The odious Michael Gove wants us all to celebrate the First World War as a “just war”. For him it was a “noble cause” fought to defend “the Western liberal order”.

Michael Gove changes GCSEs to make sure more students will fail

05 November 2013
Michael Gove has taken another chaotic step towards undermining state education. He is rushing through another change to GCSE exams. Yet again, teachers are breathlessly trying to catch up.

Strong support for striking teachers

22 October 2013
Teachers won support for their strike from across Britain and the world.

Union leaders should get on with a national walkout, say striking teachers

22 October 2013
Tens of thousands of teachers struck on Thursday of last week. The action shut schools in London, the North East, South East and South West of England.

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