Recent attacks on teaching unions and ‘radical’ classroom materials make it clear that the ruling class understands education’s role in reproducing capitalism – it’s time that socialists did too.
The government has claimed for months that schools are not hubs of infection, but new data proves their lie: and shows that education workers have double the Covid rate of the wider population.
This week the government issued legal threats against a London council for closing schools – showing that it values profits more than the lives of workers, students and their families.
During the Covid-19 crisis, the National Education Union defeated the government over school reopenings and added 50,000 new members. We look at what trade unionists can learn from their organising.