Not One Day More #ToriesOUT
Assemble 12 noon, Saturday 1 July 2017
BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA
March to Parliament Square
Delegates at the annual National Union of Teachers conference in Cardiff voted through a priority motion that condemns the expansion of selective education and seeks to campaign for a state-funded comprehensive education system that benefits all children, reports Nick Jones.
On the 7th March, Theresa May announced that the forthcoming Schools White Paper would contain plans to reverse the ban on new grammar schools. The Budget statement has ring-fenced £50 million a year to expand grammar schools and a further £5 million a year for free transport. This is in addition to the £320 million set aside for Free Schools, many of which are likely to be selective. At the same time as money is being pumped into eudcation that benefits the better off, pupils with special educational needs (SEND) face transport funding cuts.
There are currently 163 grammar schools in England. Less than 3% of entrants are entitled to free school meals and 13% of school entrants come from private schools, according to research from the Sutton Trust.
The NUT is committed to building a coalition of parties, educationalists, researchers, parents, public figures and other unions, to campaign against selective education, oppose cuts and ensure that all children have access to a good local school with a commitment to social justice.
The Tories have the wrong priorites – they are cutting back in mainstream schools and funding selective education that fails the most vulnerable children in society.
Left Unity is active in movements and campaigns across the left, working to create an alternative to the main political parties.
Events and protests from around the movement, and local Left Unity meetings.
Sat 1st July
Not One Day More: National Demonstration
Saturday 24 June
March for Homes
Join the movement preparing for this demo: private, council, housing association and co-op tenants, unions and housing campaigners
To get involved email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07432 098440
Weds 12 July, 19:30
Who’s beating back ISIS in Syria?
Learn more with Rahila Gupta, freelance journalist, writer & activist, who visited Rojava in 2016.
David’s Bookshop, Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3DE. £3 entry.
www.davids-bookshops.co.uk Organised by the North Herts Friends of Rojava. Contact email@example.com
Weds 19 – Sun 23 July
European Left Summer University
Sun 23 – Sat 29 July
International Youth Camp, Otranto, Italy
The Fourth International’s annual youth camp – find out more about socialism, feminism and environmentalism.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
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