CHILDREN from poorer backgrounds tend to do worse at secondary school than their better-off peers, the government’s Social Mobility Commission reveals in a new report published today.
Even pupils who were high achievers at primary school are eventually overtaken in secondary...
Monday 27th Feb 2017
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
The government has handed schools over to private suppliers. Now the government staff supposed to be hiring these suppliers are leaving to join them, writes SOLOMON HUGHES
Friday 24th Feb 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
Future of education threatened, warn workers
Tuesday 21st Feb 2017
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
PERFORMANCE-RELATED pay is holding down teachers’ wages, research showed yesterday.
Almost a quarter of teachers were still waiting by December last year to hear whether they would be awarded a pay rise for the current school year, according to a joint survey by teaching unions...
Friday 10th Feb 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
SCHOOLS could be forced to open only four days a week due to lack of government funding, teachers and MPs warned yesterday as new cuts to the sector were announced.
The Treasury clawed back £384 million from the education budget yesterday after its plan to force schools to become...
Saturday 28th Jan 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
by Felicity Collier
NEARLY one in 10 secondary schools are underperforming, with those in north-west England doing worst, Department for Education data revealed yesterday. But teachers warned that the government stats were not to be trusted.
A total of nearly 300...
Friday 20th Jan 2017
Scottish schools can’t keep up standards, say classroom workers
Tuesday 17th Jan 2017
posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain
CONRAD LANDIN recommends a journalist’s account of reporting on the ‘war’ between government and educators for three decades
Monday 16th Jan 2017
posted by Morning Star in Arts
Union research rubbishes Tory ‘funding drive’
posted by Will Stone in Britain
CHRIS SMITH compares the non-confrontational, consultative political culture between unions and government that shapes Cuban education with the exact opposite that forever plagues Britain
Saturday 14th Jan 2017