Three halls in the ICC were required to accommodate the joint NUT/NASUWT regional rally today. The best part of one thousand teachers came to hear defiant speeches from Kevin Courtney (NUT), Chris Keates (NASUWT) and other teachers, parents, governors and students, denouncing the damage that is being done to education and teachers by Gove’s “reforms”. The rally was preceded by a lively march of 130 teachers, from the bottom of Corporation Street up to the Convention Centre.
ESRI and the Co-operative College are co-hosting Co-operative Education Against the Crises to explore the potential of the Co-operative school movement and identify how academics can support its development. The event will take place in Manchester at MMU, Didsbury campus, on 4 July. Registration is now open on the event website
There has been endless critique of the neoliberal project to little noticeable effect, with recent examples having been labeled ‘
One of the few positives about having Michael Gove to speak is that you never quite know which Michael Gove you’re going to get. This week at the National College we got Gove the anarchist. Away with central direction, let a hundred flowers bloom, teachers know best.
The speech has been compared to an old fashioned school prize giving – if you didn’t get a mention, you really are no one in the educational world.
On March 11 Moor Green primary school in Moseley became an academy sponsored by HTI Academy Trust. HTI stand for Heads, Teachers, Industry. Moor Green is its first Academy.
And who better to exemplify the values on which the school will be based than…Sir Alan Sugar and Sir Richard Branson? Yes, Moor Green academy is, according to its press release, the ‘first ‘employability-themed’ Academy School in the UK’.
Birmingham CASE supporters might be interested in attending this talk by Maria Nikolakaki, Greek academic and activist on Thursday 25th April at 7pm at the Rope Walk, 15-20 St Paul’s Square, B3 1QU
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BRE(A)D--Birmingham Radical EDucation—We will rise!
BRE(A)D are organising a talk by the Greek activist academic, Maria Nikolakaki, on
Austerity measures in education in Greece: The social genocide of youth…
If you would like to add your support to the document and letter below, please go to http://www.thinking-about-education.co.uk/parents-petition/ It takes less than a minute.
Many of the points raised in the letter can be seen on this video www.goveversusreality.com
Dear Mr. Gove,
OUR CHILDREN ARE NOT POLITICAL FOOTBALLS
We, as concerned parents, carers and citizens with an interest in young people, call upon the Secretary of State for Education to consider and respond to the following issues:-