Education

Summer event: the Spark May 2014

A week of workshops, films, discussions, poetry, music, art and more, looking at the fight for social justice in the UK and around the world to take place in June

Free schools: freedom for whom? April 2014

Andrew Dolan looks at some of the problems posed by free schools

Arrested, suspended, then banned from elections: my student experience, by Deborah Hermanns February 2014

University of Birmingham student Deborah Hermanns describes her experience of being arrested, released without charge and subsequently suspended from university and banned from running in the Birmingham Guild of Students elections

#3Cosas: University Of London workers protest November 2013

Novara Media reports from the 3Cosas demonstration at Senate House

Demonstration to save the University of London Union November 2013

Students and workers to mobilise on Wednesday 13th November to fight the closure of ULU

Back to class: free schools and academies mythbuster October 2013

Red Pepper looks at the myths surrounding academies and free schools

Not playing by the book: radical children’s reads October 2013

Children’s literature can be an important playground for kids to think critically and conceive of a better world. Kitty Webster explores what’s out there for little rebels to read

Teachers: ‘There is no other option but to strike’ October 2013

John Millington reports from today's teachers' walkout and rally

A spanner in the works of university privatisation December 2012

Max Watson of London Metropolitan University’s Unison branch describes how its members helped stave off privatisation proposals at the university

New terms for teachers October 2012

Donald Morrison examines what the explosive growth in academy schools means for teachers

The students’ moment February 2012

Student activist Michael Chessum reflects on the state of the fight against the Tories’ education reforms

’19th-century inequalities in shiny classrooms’: Melissa Benn on the future of schools January 2012

Melissa Benn, author of School Wars, discusses education with teacher Anna Wolmuth

After the flash bulb May 2011

Student article competition winner Kit Withnail calls for others to stand with the movement

Higher education: the lie-busting low-down February 2011

Cristina Delgado Garcia and Luke Yates explain why university cuts aren’t fair or needed

The Wembley way September 2010

The struggle against a city academy in north London controlled by a group of hedge fund managers might be a sign of things to come. Hank and Jean Roberts tell the story of the campaign

Academy alarm August 2010

As Tory education secretary Michael Gove pushes through legislation to 'put the boosters' under Labour's school academies programme, Fiona Millar explains her concerns

A good local school for everyone July 2010

Donald Morrison says if the Tories get their way more money will be taken away from the public sector and handed over to private profiteers

Trouble at the sausage factory May 2010

Leeds students Andre Pusey and Leon Sealey-Huggins report on the fight against higher education cuts and its connection to the wider battle against the current neoliberal role and form of universities

Mrs Chips November 2008

From school meals to school selection policies, Margaret Tulloch has been a tireless campaigner for state education for half a lifetime. She spoke to Laurie Penny

Beyond town and gown October 2008

The relationship between students and locals is fraught with long-held mistrust and resentment. Ex-student Jenny Nelson looks at the colourful history of these often segregated communities, and meets some of the student activists who are trying to break out of the ghettos they've inherited

Students are citizens too October 2008

With 'top-up' fees and increasing debt leaving many students less willing to fight for anyone but themselves, London School of Economics union president Aled Fisher argues for more, not less, participation in wider politics

The fight for the NUS October 2008

In trying to push through a reform package that the Guardian has called a 'Blairite revolution', the National Union of Students' Labour leadership is putting the NUS on a path to self-destruction, says executive member Hind Hassan

Back to class October 2008

The falling value and rising price of a degree is hitting some harder than others. Laurie Penny looks at what's left of the egalitarian dream of universally accessible education

Death of the intellectual October 2008

The ambition of advanced capitalism is not simply to combat radical ideas - it is to abolish the very notion that there could be a serious alternative to the present. Terry Eagleton laments the passing of a critical age

Mind the gap February 2006

The education white paper and the market principles behind it are opposed by many Labour MPs. Here, one of them sets out what would be needed to win back their support.





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