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Monday, April 07, 2008

Challenging The Market In Education Conference

An important conference organised by the UCU and NUT education unions is coming up in May - I am pleased to play my part in circulating the following information :

Challenging the Market in Education Conference

A Conference entitled ‘Challenging the Market in
Education’ is to be held on Saturday 17 May 2008 at the
Conference Centre, 27 Britannia Street, London, WC1X

This conference is organised by UCU and supported by
the NUT and will include contributions from experts in
the field including Professor Dexter Whitfield,
European Services Strategy Unit, Professor Ken Spours,
Institute of Education and Professor Roger Seifert,
University of Keele.

The conference will also feature workshops led by
activists on:

Resisting City Academies
The marketisation and privatisation of higher
The Skills Agenda, Train2Gain and private providers
Building grassroots responses and organising around
Using the political process to challenge the market
Defending quality and advancing an alternative vision
of education

Challenging the market is a major conference open to
union activists, MPs, councillors, journalists and
anyone interested in the impact of marketisation on

We hope this conference will be a significant step in
developing the unions’ and activists response to the
encroachment of the market and of privatisation in

We want as many people as possible to get the chance
to attend this conference so please circulate this

Space is limited so register now to avoid
disappointment. *CLICK HERE TO REGISTER*:

Teachers in the NUT are due to strike over pay on Thursday 24th April.

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