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The March For #Jobs, #Health, #Education and #Homes, #London 16th April 2016.

Our day out in London. We marched. We spoke up. We met lots of people who are fed up with what is being presented by a Tory Government as the … Continue reading

April 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

We need enthusiastic, confident teachers, not academies | Letter from Alan Gibbons, Michael Holroyd, Terry Jones and others | Education | The Guardian

An impressive list of signatories to this letter which Nicky Morgan would be well advised to read, and then start to tackle the real problems in education. It’s time for … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tory Children’s Books

Originally posted on Pride's Purge:
I’ve been asked by a few people if I could put all of the Tory children’s books in one place. So here they all are in…

October 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Academy chain’s fees for ‘consultants’ put schools programme under scrutiny | Education | The Guardian

Griffin Schools Trust paid more than £800,000 in two years to consulting companies in which trustees have financial interests Source: Academy chain’s fees for ‘consultants’ put schools programme under scrutiny … Continue reading

October 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Germany scraps tuition fees after mass student protests cause shift in public opinion | Economy Watch

After experimenting with tuition fees, all the federal German states have been persuaded to reverse their decision. In the UK and US, there is no political will to change the … Continue reading

October 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Richard Fuller Championing Free Schools Again.

I see Richard Fuller has been promoting one of his pet subjects, so-called “Free Schools”. In the extract below Mr Fuller is speaking to his right hon Friend Nicky Morgan, … Continue reading

October 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Green Party urges government to address teachers’ work environment crisis

The Green Party has issued an urgent call on the government to relieve the pressure on teachers and protect children’s education. Their intervention comes after the Association of School and … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Quality Education, No Tuition Fees

We have world class universities, brilliant teachers and talented students. But by putting a price tag on education, running schools as businesses and making them exam factories we are wasting … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

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