- British government cuts funding for poorest university students March 7, 2014
University application figures in 2013 dropped to their lowest since 2009, with research highlighting the trebling of tuition fees to £9,000 as the main cause.
- UK teachers union refuses to back one-day strike February 21, 2014
The aim of the NUT in calling for a day’s strike is not to fight for the interests of its members but to secure a place at the negotiating table.
- National schools inspectorate to be overhauled by UK government February 14, 2014
A brutal inspection regime has been used by the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition to force schools to become academies as a step towards privatisation.
- British government attempts to stamp out student protests February 14, 2014
Students protesting against the attacks on education have been met with police assaults, arrests and suspension.
- Rich lap up the cream of Britain’s top state schools February 8, 2014
The richest in the UK are able to pick and choose the 30 best state schools to educate their children.
- Britain: Labour’s plan for licences another attempt to vilify teachers January 23, 2014
Under the Labour Party’s new proposals, regular re-licensing will make it easier to sack teachers.
- Administrators demand additional fee hikes in British universities November 7, 2013
The Universities UK organisation, representing vice-chancellors, is calling for a hike in tuition fees beyond the current £9,000 level.
- UK teaching unions call off strike action November 5, 2013
The calling off of a national teachers’ strike exposes the role of Britain’s pseudo-left groups, who have provided a crucial cover for the trade union bureaucracy.
- UK lecturers and academic staff stage one-day national strike November 2, 2013
Rallies were held in major cities throughout England and Scotland.
- Top British educational advisor insists achievement is genetically determined October 31, 2013
Pseudo-science is being promoted by the government to assert that working class children are genetically incapable of learning at a high level.
March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- <em>Tim’s Vermeer</em>: Art and technology March 8, 2014The intriguing documentary centers on the attempt by Texas inventor Tim Jenison to explore the possibility that painter Johannes Vermeer used optical devices to help achieve his intricate interweaving of light, color and proportion.
- Five years of Obama’s “recovery” March 8, 2014In the five years since the stock market lows of March 2009, there has been a historic redistribution of wealth from the working class to the corporate and financial elite.
- Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific March 8, 2014The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.
- New Zealand parliament unanimously backs US in Ukraine crisis March 8, 2014Labour, the Greens and the Mana Party supported the government’s motion condemning Russia and backing the extreme right-wing US-backed regime installed in Kiev.
- Britain: More health services face privatisation March 8, 2014A recent UK survey found that 71 percent of GPs questioned believed rationing of health provision in their area had increased “significantly” since April 2013.
- Sexual assault case against US Army general begins March 8, 2014The first day of General Jeffrey Sinclair’s court-martial came as a bill to reform sexual abuse litigation in the military was rejected by the US Senate.
- Latino immigrants robbed by police during traffic stops in suburban New York March 8, 2014The accusation of police misconduct is the latest example of racial profiling and anti-immigrant bigotry encouraged by the authorities.
- Anemic US jobs report shows growth in long-term unemployed March 8, 2014The US economy added 175,000 jobs in February, barely enough to keep up with population growth.
- Ukraine: The danger of fascism and war March 8, 2014The International Youth and Students for Social Equality invites you to a meeting on the critical events in the Ukraine where we will outline the socialist perspective in opposition to the dangers of fascism and war.
- Senate Democrats reject Justice Department nominee over Abu-Jamal case March 8, 2014The Senate vote makes clear that admission to the political establishment requires a track record of unwavering opposition to democratic rights.
- <em>Tim’s Vermeer</em>: Art and technology March 8, 2014