THE average 16-year-old who collected their GCSE results yesterday expects to earn a bumper salary of £89,000 a year, a survey has found.
It suggests that students may have an unrealistic idea of working life, given that the average salary currently stands at £26,500.
Friday 21st Aug 2015
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
The matchwomen not only fought for themselves but also for a wider vision of social justice – a proud tradition
which today’s labour movement continues, writes CHRISTINE BLOWER
Saturday 4th Jul 2015
posted by Morning Star in Features
Front-line staff made to report on prisoners and schoolkids
Thursday 2nd Jul 2015
CHRISTINE BLOWER on schools privatisation
Saturday 20th Jun 2015
TORY plans for Britain’s education system will waste taxpayers’ money and leave Britain’s schools even more fragmented, teaching unions warned yesterday as the government confirmed plans to open 500 more free schools.
PM David Cameron also promised to “crack...
Thursday 28th May 2015
posted by Morning Star in Britain
A NEW professional body for teachers must be “genuinely independent of government and commercial interests,” the National Union of Teachers warned yesterday.
Proposals to establish a new College of Teaching have won the backing of 200 educational organisations including...
Saturday 23rd May 2015
TEACHERS must “get more angry” to resist cuts and global education profiteers, NUT general secretary Christine Blower urged yesterday.
Addressing her union’s conference on its final day, Ms Blower vowed to step up resistance to the so-called global education reform...
Wednesday 8th Apr 2015
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
SCHOOLS will face a wave of strikes if the new government fails to plug the funding gap, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) warned yesterday.
The stark consequences of Tory “flat cash” funding proposals and an end to a national insurance exemption enjoyed by schools were...
Tuesday 7th Apr 2015
A SHORTAGE of black teachers is leading to a lack of role models for children from all backgrounds, the NUT conference heard yesterday.
More than 14 per cent of the British population are from black and minority ethnic (BME) communities but BME school teachers represent just half this...
Monday 6th Apr 2015
TEACHERS pressed for a commitment from all parties yesterday to tackle LGBT discrimination in schools.
NUT delegates demanded a “manifesto for a new government” featuring a 10-point action plan protecting the LGBT rights of both students and teachers.