school students

Education and the nature of success

The first full blog post from Croydonian anarchist, describing (and critiquing) a talk recently put on by his school about being "successful".

Class size matters... but money is tight.

The resistance to smaller class sizes in state schools boils down to one thing - economics.

Italy: Occupy Everywhere, Occupy Everything! November 17

…And here we go again! Italy’s streets were put under occupation once again today, as part of the “International Student’s Day”, originally created to commemorate the students deported by the Nazi regime after a protest in Prague.

Opposing academies and "free" schools - Education Workers Network

The text of a brief introductory leaflet on Academies and Free Schools by the Education Workers Network distributed at the 2011 London Anarchist Bookfair.

A warning to students of all ages - Raoul Vaneigem

Raoul Vaneigem

The author of The Revolution of Everyday Life tackles the issue of education under bourgeois society and how it must be overcome.

Mobilisation versus representation: the UK student movement in November and December 2010

This article was published in the January 2011 issue of The Commune. It argues that the student movement's strength comes from below, not from the long march through institutions.

Schoolkids walkout and march in Ithaca NY

LACS walkout

Students from the Lehman Alternative Community School walked out in solidarity with Wisconsin and democracy.

Greece: declaration from the student assemblies and occupied universities

Declaration of the national coordination meeting of the student assemblies and occupied universities - 03/12/2010

Roaming Marches Disrupt Oxford - Personal Account

Marches of hundreds (mainly school students) disrupted Oxford City Centre, briefly occupying County Hall, Barclays, Lloyds, and Castle Mound (see the photo), disrupting traffic, and roaming through the streets and shopping centres of Oxford.

Zengakuren: Japan's revolutionary students

Zengakuren

This is an excellent historical introduction to the period of Japanese student radicalism that began after the war in the wake of the increasingly ineffective strategies of the Japanese Communist Party and which culminated in massive social unrest and change around the Japanese school system and society in general.