UK. There cannot be that many people that don’t believe that the Conservative government has not made a mess of handling the assessment of A-Levels, BTECs and GCSEs, even traditionally Tory-friendly papers are mocking the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson. And it is hard not to conclude that the actions of the government have been inept. What happened in Scotland should have provided advance warning to the problem coming in England, Wales and Northern Ireland but the government carried on regardless, only to then follow Scotland’s example of announcing a U-turn and accepting teacher assessed grades as well as those predicted by the algorithm. This about-face has resulted in its own problems with some Universities/Programmes becoming oversubscribed (with resultant health and safety concerns) and others undersubscribed (and in greater financial difficulty and threat of bankruptcy).Continue reading #UK: Exam results debacle
Padova. Italy. April 6, 2020. While the Council of Ministers approves the so-called “School Decree”, we publish a contribution of the “Coordinamento Studenti Medi di Padova” that addresses the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic in a world of education already largely transformed by neoliberalism.Continue reading Coordinamento Studenti Medi di #Padova: from #Covid-19 towards a “new normality”
California. Following up on our previous coverage of the wildcat strike and work stoppage launched by UC Santa Cruz grad student workers, participant Cameron A. writes on the workers next move: launching a full strike this coming Monday, February 10. See below for how you can follow and support.Continue reading Santa Cruz #California: Grad Students Prepare to Launch Full Strike Next Week
Amsterdam. 2019 was the year of the demonstration. 2020 will be the year of the uprising.Continue reading #Amsterdam: Five years since #Bungehuis occupation
French territory. In Nantes as everywhere in France, high school students are mobilized against the “new Bac” E3C. An absurd project, badly prepared, and putting high schools in competition with each other.Continue reading #Nantes: How prinicpals are threatening struggling high school students
Thursday 14 November 2019: Thousands of students marched today in the centre of Athens, Greece in protest to the recent police invasion of Athens University of Economics to attack students with batons and tear gas (that took place on Monday 11 November 2019).Continue reading The anarchist student block at the demo against the police invasion of #Athens Economics University
Introducing the Campus Power Project
Campus struggles in the US have surged recently: at Johns Hopkins, at Yale, at Evergreen State, at the University of Pennsylvania, and well beyond.
Continue reading Radical Education Department: Campus Organizers Push for More Faculty and Fewer Police [Part 1 of the Campus Power Project] – JK
In response to the Ontario government’s massive cuts to education, including attacks on student representation and access for low income students, the Canadian Federation of Students have voted to mobilize and prepare for a General Strike.Continue reading Dear #Ontario, It’s Your Turn!
Swedish territory: Statement about the ongoing dock conflict by Uppsala Autonomous Students .Continue reading A comment to the ongoing dock conflict by #Uppsala Autonomous Students
Now more than ever, universities are in a state of crisis. American students are facing down gruesome levels of debt profiteering and escalating right-wing attacks against public higher ed — and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.Continue reading #Macron Must Go: #YellowVests Lessons for Student Organizers Across Turtle Island