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From The Socialist newspaper, 19 September 2012
No to Gove's counter-reforms
Protest against Ofqual in Coventry by NUT members and fellow trade unionists, photo D Nellist (Click to enlarge)
On the same day as education secretary Michael Gove announced his education counter-reforms, Coventry National Union of Teachers (NUT) members and fellow trade unionists protested against the rigging of GCSE exams by Ofqual due to government pressure. Jane Nellist, joint secretary of Coventry NUT said:
"We called this lobby of teachers, parents and young people to send a message to Ofqual, which has its offices in Coventry, that they must put right this wrong and re-grade those papers to restore the integrity of our exam system and the hopes of those young people.
However, with Gove's plan for O-levels we see that this is just a way of devaluing our exam system. This is a massive educational mistake and will set us back years."
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In The Socialist 19 September 2012:
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We can beat Con-Dems' austerity
All forces to the point of attack against austerity
NHS: Condition critical
Cable launches new attack on workers' rights
Global warming: Capitalists skating on thin ice
Them & Us
International socialist news and analysis
Marikana miners remain defiant
Stop the deportation of London Met students
Interview with NUS vice-president for union development
No to Gove's counter-reforms
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Hillsborough disaster: Truth is out, now justice
Socialist Party workplace news
Sparks' picket blockades Crossrail site
Workers die on tower cranes - Con-Dems cut safety regulations
HMRC seeks to axe workers' childcare
Workplace news in brief
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Save Oaklands Pool - "This is what we pay our council tax for!"
Salford: Uniting to save mental health services
Fight Tameside library cuts!
Save Hampshire residential care homes
Stop the fire service cuts in West Yorkshire
NSSN supporter invited to address RMT
Socialist Party women
Rape is no joke
Slutwalk: there's NO excuse for rape
Sexism - a product of capitalism
Socialist Party review
Review: "From dole queue to corner and back again"
The Socialist 19 September 2012 |
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