Gateshead teachers strike on May Day to save jobs at Thorp Academy
NUT members at Thorp Academy in Gateshead took strike action on Friday in defence of colleagues threatened by compulsory redundancy - Tony Dowling reports
#OccupyUAL: our creativity none of your business
Students were taken to court by University of the Arts London for occupying in protest against cuts to further education and Foundation degree courses. Anna Dakin reports
Working together, winning together
Tony Dowling reports from this week's NUT conference
#OccupyUAL: only option is to escalate
A series of student occupations against university cuts is underway and look set to escalate. Dan Poulton went along to Central St Martin's college where free foundation courses face the axe
'Whose school? Our school!'
Hundreds of protesters marched through Norwich city centre to show their opposition to a prominent high school becoming an academy. Nick O’Brien reports
Cameron’s Free School scam
Cameron’s announcement of 500 free schools was a blatant attempt to take the focus off his cuts to education argues John Westmoreland
More Than a Score. The New Uprising against high-stakes testing
More Than A Score
is a collection of articles that show the creative anger of those defending public education against the relentless, neoliberal, corporate assault, writes Adam Tomes
SOAS staff and students demand Justice for Cleaners
SOAS Justice for Cleaners (J4C) re-launched their campaign this year with a series of successful events over the past week - demanding the cleaning staff are brought in-house
Challenging the pay and working conditions of hourly-paid and fractional staff
Staff at Queen Mary’s have launched an anticasualisation campaign demanding pay for all hours worked at London Living Wage and contract uniformity. Isabelle Leach reports
Pessimism and rage in the higher education pensions dispute
We have seven weeks in which to raise the temperature and to inject some hope into the battle to defend pensions says Des Freedman
They’re back: Free Education march takes London by storm
Against the odds, regardless of the absent NUS and a bullying police force, the student movement has announced a triumphant return to the UK’s political scene writes Jack Brindelli
Greece: wave of school occupations against the new ‘class’ educational reforms
Thousands of students, teachers, and parents have been taking part in a national student demonstration reports Marina Prentoulis
Hands off our pensions!
Des Freedman, Brian Alleyne and Tom Henri on why staff at 69 universities have started a marking boycott to protest against proposed changes to pensions
Hey Wilshaw! Leave them kids alone!
Ofsted head Sir Michael Wilshaw’s ideas about ‘discipline’ have much in common with Victorian methods and little to do with real education writes John Westmoreland
Student Loans not for sale after Cable's U-turn
Student campaigners are celebrating victory after Vince Cable announced that the Lib Dems have pulled the plug on the planned privatisation of Student Loans
Selling our schools - Gove's Trojan Horse
Gove may have gone but the covert privatisation of schools he initiated continues writes Clare Sambrook
Social trade unionism can break the corporate juggernaut
For trade unions to fight back and win we need to tap into the massive political anger and idealism that is running right across society argues John Westmoreland
Gove's last lesson
John Rees looks at the meaning of the Cabinet reshuffle
Defend John Westmoreland: History teacher and UCU activist
A campaign has developed at York College against management attacks on John Westmoreland, a popular History teacher and leading trade union activist
How should World War I history be taught in schools?
Should we emphasise the heroism and courage of a 'just war' in a 'noble cause', as education secretary Gove wants, or highlight imperialist war as the worst form of barbarism?
Cops off campus - a victory for students
Keeping the police off campus means building the biggest possible movement against the attack on education, and against austerity
Cambridge: teachers' unity against Gove
'Gove has achieved what once seemed impossible - uniting NUT and NASUWT. And you know what? We like working with each other. Unity is strength, and if Gove doesn’t listen, it will be his downfall'
Striking back against Gove
This October will see the launch of a concerted campaign by teachers, students and parents to stop the human wrecking ball of education known as Michael Gove
Clapham to Brixton march against education cuts
A demonstration from Clapham Common to Windrush Square in Brixton on the 15th June 2013 protesting against the government's austerity measures meaning hard cuts to Lambeth college
Michael Gove: holiday snatcher
Michael Gove's determination to demoralise and destroy public sector education appears to be boundless
Gove's education factories
Far from improving schools, the education secretary is trying to divide teachers and make the education system more viable for private sector providers, writes Martin Copson
The case of the Halesowen Four
The sacking of four Trade Unionists at Halesowen College in highly controversial circumstances sets a dangerous precedent argues Adam Tomes
Resisting Gove's education counter-revolution
Gove wants the deregulation of education and the increased privatisation of schools writes John Westmoreland
NUS: breaking with the union won't build the movement
The failure of the NUS leadership to build student protests has led to calls from some activists to break up the NUS and create alternative structures – a mistake argues James Meadway
Why the student movement needs to stop devouring itself
Austerity has been a disaster for students as it has been for so many people. But the student movement is not responding adequately to the crisis. Katherine Connelly explains
The fight against Gove: a new mood among teachers
Education generally and the teaching profession specifically are at the forefront of government attacks. But, writes Martin Copson, teachers are fighting back
Lessons in liberation: pedagogy of the oppressed
As Michael Gove intensifies his counter-revolution in the classroom, Sean Ledwith rediscovers the work of a radical educational thinker who influenced ideas about teaching and learning from the 1960s onwards
Gove Levels: the educational abyss
Michael Gove’s replacement for GCSEs is an all-out attack on working class kids, argues Adam Tomes
Vygotsky versus Gove
The recent furore over GCSE grades has once again thrown into sharp relief the clash between two philosophies of education that underpins most controversies in the sector, explains Sean Ledwith
Whitehall hit by London Met protests
Opposition to plans to deport 2,600 London Metropolitan students hit Whitehall today as students, staff and supporters from across London marched on the Home Office and Downing Street
Market failure: the profiteers behind Gove's exam fiasco
As the uproar over the exam boards’ manipulation of results continues, a college lecturer looks at the role of the businesses profiting from the chaos
London Met: a destructive Tory attack on higher education
The threatened deportation of 2,600 London Met students is an issue for the whole movement argues Des Freedman
Examining to fail: Gove tries to turn back the clock on education
Michael Gove has denied thousands of young people a chance to continue their education as exam boards responded to his demands for ‘academic rigour‘ argues Adam Tomes
Class act: Engels classic brought to the stage
In the 1840s Engels wrote ‘
The Condition of the Working Class in England
’, based upon his experiences in Manchester. Ben Metters reviews a contemporary theatrical take on this political classic
Striking for our future
The vice president of the University of London Union, shares his thoughts on N30, the student movement and the need for more mass action against the government.
Occupation, injunction and the right to protest: report from the Universitiy of Sheffield
Henry Parkyn-Smith and Naomi Thompson recount the experience of the recent occupation at the University of Sheffield on N30, and argue for continued protest on campus.
The Assault on Universities: A Manifesto for Resistance
Des Freedman, one of the editors of the
The Assault on Universities
, explains why the Higher Education Manifesto is important, and how we can use it to defend education against marketisation. The book is being launched at Housmans Bookshop on Wednesday, 23rd November.
Students march to the City on November 9
ULU vice president Sean Rillo Raczka: Students will be marching to the City this Wednesday 9th November to continue the fight against fees and cuts.
Free Frank Fernie - end political convictions
As another anti-cuts activist is sentenced to jail, John Westmoreland laments the loss of caring and committed young activists to political sentences.
White paper on universities: Putting business at the heart of the system
The white paper is, in essence, a fairly typical piece of neoliberal ideology that combines an attack on public provision with yet more state intervention, argues Des Freedman.
Universities: the new profit-chasing factories?
The disastrous tuition fee rises will hurt part-time students at institutions like Birkbeck in particular, disenfranchising a generation
The student movement: results and prospects
James Meadway analyses the causes of the lull in the student movement, and argues that if the movement was to sustain itself beyond the activist minority, it had to maintain its relationship to the wider mass of students.
Albion Rose: Susan Matthews on student resistance
Susan Matthews is the mother of Alfie Meadows, who was seriously injured on the student demonstration on 9th December, and who has recently been charged for violent disorder. This article is her contribution to Springtime: The New Student Rebellions.
The lifeline that is EMA
The possible abolition of the Education Maintenance Awards by the ConDem government is yet another nail in the coffin of higher education.
Jody McIntyre: Account of student protester dragged from wheelchair by riot police
Jody McIntyre was pulled from his wheelchair twice by police at Thursday's Student protest, this is his account of the day.
Clare Solomon: The student firebrand behind wave of protests
The nationwide wave of demonstrations against student fees is being led by a woman who applied to be a police officer before changing course and becoming a Marxist revolutionary.
The Gulf oil spill of education reform
Lord Browne's review of university funding, published yesterday, is the biggest attack ever launched on higher education in this country. If made into law, it will herald the death of equality of access to learning.
Universities: big business for companies
Cuts to universities will mean fewer students with fewer facilities, with more competition for places - but also more companies making a profit out of education.
Page 2 of 2