22 October 2020 — Novara Media
As education becomes increasingly authoritarian, the battle against racist educational enclosure policies is one the left cannot afford to lose, argues the Institute of Race Relations’ Jessica Perera
28 September 2020 — Institute of Race Relations
Today, the Institute of Race Relations publishes a major report, How Black Working-Class Youth are Criminalised and Excluded in the English School System: A London Case Study.
21 August, 2020 — Dissident Voice
by John Steppling
…a permanent modern scenario: apocalypse looms . . . and it doesn’t occur.
— Susan Sontag, AIDs and its Metaphors, 1989
I should not misuse this opportunity to give you a lecture about, say, logic. I call this a misuse, for to explain a scientific matter to you it would need a course of lectures and not an hour’s paper. Another alternative would have been to give you what’s called a popular scientific lecture, that is a lecture intended to make you believe that you understand a thing which actually you don’t understand, and to gratify what I believe to be one of the lowest desires of modern people, namely the superficial curiosity about the latest discoveries of science. I rejected these alternatives.
— Ludwig Wittgenstein, A Lecture on Ethics, 1929
If you’re reading this, then you’ve probably been called a conspiracy theorist. Also you’ve been derided and shamed for questioning the “science” of the Covid debacle.
16 August 2020 — The Good Law Project
Today we have launched legal action against Ofqual over failings in the process for awarding A Level results.
We have received hundreds of emails from devastated students, whose grades have been downgraded and who have lost their university places and job offers, lost funding and scholarships, and completely lost their faith that their Government will help.
21st February 2020 — True Publica
By TruePublica Editor: I was shocked to see the instructions of a “consequence Room” for school children and had no idea that even primary schools are using isolation rooms to punish pupils as young as five years old, with some secondaries admitting they are willing to put older pupils into seclusion for up to five days in a row. If you’re a parent of young children, you are probably aware of this, but I have to admit, this is new to me.
4 July 2019 — WSWS
The June 21 #SchoolCuts campaign meeting at Westminster Hall in London was billed as a day to gather “together for education, a day of celebration, campaign planning and rallying.”
The main organizer was the National Education Union (NEU), with support from the Association of School and Colleges and Leaders (ASCL), National Union of Head Teachers (NUHT), the GMB, Unison and Unite.
19 June 2017 — Education for Tomorrow
Summer 2017 – Issue 130
EDUCATION for TOMORROW is produced by people involved with education of like mind most of the time and certainly on all vital matters of education and politics.
It does not claim to represent the views of any one political party of the working class. Nonetheless its aim is at all times to speak in the interests of all working people.
In this issue (PDF):
4 September 2016 — FAIR
The Guardian (8/31/16) published a broadly positive report on Liberian education, which is handing over the reins of 120 primary schools to a consortium of private education companies and NGOs in a pilot program exploring privatization of the West African nation’s schools. One passage in particular was especially glowing:
The deputy minister [of Education], Aagon Tingba, is reading The Bee Eater, a biography of Michele Rhee, a polarizing educational reformist and former chancellor of Washington, DC, public schools. “She changed the lives of children in Washington, but people complained her methods were controversial. But she made a difference. So why can’t we do that here?
14 January, 2011 — Global Research
Deepak Tripathi’s most recent book, Breeding Ground: Afghanistan and the Origins of Islamist Terrorism (Potomac Books) raises several issues, both within and outside of its content. It is based on research for his doctoral dissertation, the qualification for which he never received.
Tripathi, a former BBC producer, is immensely proud of his latest volume, even while it is associated with a tumultuous experience at the University of Sussex, a renowned British university.