Education


New terms for teachers

28 October 2012 Donald Morrison examines what the explosive growth in academy schools means for teachers

The students’ moment

22 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

8 January 2012 Melissa Benn, author of School Wars, discusses education with teacher Anna Wolmuth

After the flash bulb

22 May 2011 Student article competition winner Kit Withnail calls for others to stand with the movement

Higher education: the lie-busting low-down

4 February 2011 Cristina Delgado Garcia and Luke Yates explain why university cuts aren’t fair or needed

The Wembley way

16 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

5 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

5 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

29 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

14 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

24 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

24 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

24 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

24 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

13 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

1 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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