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Algorithms - why assumptions made by computers aren’t neutral

Algorithms - why assumptions made by computers aren’t neutral Algorithms aren’t neutral or simply technical. They are based on assumptions and views about people as individuals and as classes.

Unfair exam grades still punishing students

Unfair exam grades still punishing students 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

Student revolt continues as Williamson clings on and key issues remain 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

Exams U-turn shows that action can beat the Tories Students have taught all of us a lesson in class war. Protest gets results.

Fury forces Tory exam cheats to retreat—now Gavin Williamson must go

Fury forces Tory exam cheats to retreat—now Gavin Williamson must go  Widespread fury over the exams degrading scandal has forced the Tories into a humiliating U-turn

Futures ruined by Tories’ rigged results

Futures ruined by Tories’ rigged results 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'.

Take to streets against Tory exams injustice

13 August 2020
The downgrading of student A-Level results across England and Wales is a disgraceful attack that has to be resisted.

Tory retreat on exams still fails to make the grade

12 August 2020
The Tories are scrambling to try and contain an outpouring of anger over student exam results. Fury at the downgrading of hundreds of thousands of students’ grades has pushed education secretary Gavin Williamson into a humiliating retreat.

End an unfair exam system

11 August 2020
Class, not ability, determines what grades you get in school— and the exams fiasco in Scotland made that explicit.  

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.

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