Welcome to EWN forum

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Apr 4 2006 10:35
Welcome to EWN forum

ADMIN NOTE: THIS FORUM IS NOW DEFUNCT

This forum is for anyone in education, be it lecturers, support staff, administrators or other workers and of course students.

Education Workers Network, EWN, is for workers and students by workers and students. It is part of Solidarity Federation, but the activities are of course open to anyone. You don't have to join EWN/SolFed to take part but if you want to "formally" join EWN, you would do so by joining your neares SolFed local.

The aim is to establish a network which would provide analysis and opinions on what is going on in education sector from libertarian and anarcho syndicalist perspective.

EWN is aiming to produce material, leaflets and a freesheet newsletter, as well as provide articles to libertarian press and newswires such as Freedom, libcom.org newswire and Solidarity Federations Direct Action magazine.

The angle is not only reactive and defensive one, but we hope to also talk about issues such as libertarian education etc.

Hopefully we are able to set up "job branches or groups" which would meet and operate locally. Workers at the University of Manchester have already met and established such group. Workers in couple other universities may do the same in near future. Watch this space.

There is a website for EWN but it is very outdated. A new version is being worked on and should be released after the easter weekend.

www.ewn.org.uk

Please also see:

www.selfed.org.uk

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Apr 4 2006 10:39

Does students include College students, or is it just University students? ....because I've noticed that nearly all Student Left Groups focus on University Students only, and therefore leave College (and School) Students to rot. cry

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Apr 4 2006 10:46
Armchair Socialism wrote:
Does students include College students, or is it just University students? ....because I've noticed that nearly all Student Left Groups focus on University Students only, and therefore leave College (and School) Students to rot. cry

It includes everyone at the moment, but it really boils down to numbers. EWN is what the people taking part are, there are no plans of prioritising issues or sectors, but only those issues can be covered where there are people involved and willing to do stuff.

For instance at the moment there are 10 members in Manchester SolFed who work in education (2 students), but they all are in the local universities. So that will of course determine what we will do.

I think it would be great if there were more college students and workers involved, as well as from schools as well, so that EWN wouldn't get stuck in HE sector only.