schools

1969-70: Crystal City Chicano Students Strike

In 1969 Mexican American students at Cristal City high school were subject to systematic discrimination by the school board. In response the students protested and staged a mass walkout with the support of other Mexican American groups.

IWW supports UCU HE action on pay, anti-casualisation and gender pay gap

A statement from the Scottish IWW in support of the UCU strikes across Scotland in 2016.

For more information on the strike: ‘What is this dispute about?’ (UCU) https://www.ucu.org.uk/fair-deal-for-HE

The Iceland women’s strike, 1975

Women on strike in Reykjavik, 1975

A short history of the strike, or day off, by 90% of women in Iceland for equality with men on 24 October, 1975, written by Steven Johns.

6F Geog.

ANTHONY BLOND is a publisher who is starting a series of text-books for the lower streams of secondary modern schools. His account of his attempt to teach in one is not meant to be taken frivolously.

Jug and Clay, or Flower?

ANTHONY WEAVER who is senior lecturer in education at Whitelands College, taught for ten years at Burgess Hill School, and after a spell in LCC secondary schools and at a Lycée in France, was head teacher at a school for maladjusted children and then warden of a residential clinic. He is the author of They Steal for Love, and of War Outmoded, and has contributed to several issues of ANARCHY.

Real education: varieties of freedom - David Gribble

Dartington Hall School photo, 1986

Gribble describes several different schools around the world with pupils from all backgrounds, and demonstrates how children do better when they are allowed to think for themselves. He provides evidence that discipline, curriculum and tests are irrelevant to a child's development and that the central issues are care, respect and freedom.

The Prince Edward County school strike, 1951

Some of the school strikers, photographed in 1953

A short history of a school children's strike against against racist and substandard at Robert Russa Moton High School in Prince Edward County.

Talking schools - Colin Ward

A comprehensive school in the 1970s

A compilation of 10 talks given by Colin Ward on education from a libertarian and anarchist perspective.