Gove butchers teaching qualifications - Education round up 27 July 2012

Gove sneaks massive reform in while no one's looking. I'd no intention of posting during the summer holidays, but this seemed important.

The Swazi state in violent crackdown on striking teachers and nurses

Striking teachers in Swaziland have vowed to extend their five week strike indefinitely until their demand of a 4.5% pay rise has been met. The government has responded with intimidation and violence.

Make sure you don’t fall: Perspectives on the recent social agitation in Chile, part one

Carlos Lagos P. and Jorge Budrovich S. discuss the massive student movement in Chile and the social unrest which has accompanied it.

Education round-up 2 July 2012

A few regional stories wound me up this week. Great Yarmouth academy long days. Waltham Forest strike ballot. Islington academy axes free meals. University pulls unpaid job advertisement.

Education round-up 23 June 2012: teacher strike ballot

NUT strike ballot, performance management & teachers' payscale, Gove and O-levels

We dont need no education: a short update

I have not blogged in ages and so I thought I would post a small update on whats been happening and what the future holds for this blog in light of some changes.

Oakland parents and teachers announce plans to sit-in to stop school closures

Protests against Oakland school closures

As 5 elementary schools are set for closure at the end of this school year, displacing around 900 children to schools 10 miles away with no transport provided, parents and teachers announce plans to sit-in to save their schools.

Toward A Student Unionism

A pamphlet written a few years ago by a member of the New SDS who learned about student syndicalism from Quebec students, that meditates on those lessons.

Strike ballot for Birmingham teachers over forced academy plans

Teachers in thirteen primary schools in Birmingham are being balloted for strike action against plans to force them to become academy schools.

Detroit high school students walkout protesting charterization and school shut downs

Detroit students walk out against school budget cuts and in solidarity with a nearby school threatened with closure.