Submitted by Choccy on Jan 8 2012 23:39
A short video summarising some of the issues relating to the academies programme.
Submitted by Choccy on Jan 7 2012 18:28
NUT and NASUWT reject pension offer. Gove talks shite about academies. Sutton council wants to ditch class size limit.
Submitted by Choccy on Jan 3 2012 22:17
Some initial thoughts on the recent book, Neuromania: On the limits of brain science by Paolo Legrenzi & Carlo Umiltà (trans. by Frances Anderson), Oxford University Press
Submitted by Choccy on Dec 22 2011 14:16
The resistance to smaller class sizes in state schools boils down to one thing - economics.
Submitted by Choccy on Dec 19 2011 12:33
So that Kim Jong Il is dead. The 'Supreme Leader' is dead.
Submitted by Choccy on Dec 18 2011 19:14
In the few days since Christopher Hitchens died of cancer I've been puzzled by the unqualified tributes by certain 'radicals', for "my enemy's enemy is, only perhaps, my friend"
Submitted by Choccy on Dec 16 2011 17:01
This week on a recent episode of fight sport podcast No Holds Barred there's a section on the possibilities of organising boxers into a union. The discussion notes that other sports have unions and have had high-profile strikes but boxing has never had any noticable level of organising.
Submitted by Choccy on Dec 14 2011 18:16
Staff at Montgomery Primary in Birmingham were on strike yesterday over plans to turn the school into an academy.
Submitted by Choccy on Dec 14 2011 01:34
As expected, academies and 'Free' Schools were much less likely to have closed on the November 30th strikes. This is the thin end of the wedge that ultimately is aimed at breaking teachers unions, scrapping national agreements, and moving to atomised local 'deals'.
Submitted by Choccy on Dec 11 2011 17:06
A few interviews with Jeff Monson about his experience of Russian healthcare, his fight with Fedor, and Putin getting booed.
Submitted by Choccy on Dec 11 2011 16:00
Just passed the 7 year mark on this dump. How'd you end up here?
Submitted by Choccy on Dec 10 2011 11:53
Teachers in Newham, east London, are on strike over management bullying and workload issues.
Submitted by Choccy on Dec 8 2011 23:06
Not enough that he could be 'judge, jury and executioner' to teachers from January, Michael Wilshaw wants unions in on the act now too.
Submitted by Choccy on Dec 7 2011 17:27
Since 1st December, teachers in the NASUWT have been on a 'work to rule', engaging only in tasks within their job description in an attempt to tackle workload issues.
Submitted by Choccy on Dec 1 2011 23:16
Taking joy in a worker being hurt at work is warped shit, that's not what this is about - you do have to question why they were there in the first place.
Submitted by Choccy on Nov 30 2011 16:44
Brief personal report on the Birmingham November 30th Strike demo today.
Submitted by Choccy on Nov 20 2011 21:03
Jeff Monson vs Fedor Emelianenko went this distance this evening in Moscow with Fedor taking it on points.
Submitted by Choccy on Nov 18 2011 18:45
Anarchist MMA fighter Jeff Monson is up against Fedor Emelianenko this Sunday in Moscow. Latest interview with him pre-fight.
Submitted by Choccy on Nov 8 2011 19:57
Came across an OccupyPhilosophy blog run by a bunch of philosophers.
Submitted by Choccy on Nov 7 2011 21:54
A 2003 interview with marxist and evolutionary geneticist Richard Lewontin on the politics of science.