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Just Capital!

“Capitalism is what enables people to escape from poverty.” So said an individual commenting on a topic on LinkedIn.

It sounds as though it should make sense – under capitalism, so it goes, anyone can get any job, any education, any salary – we can make as much money as we like, live where we like, do what we like. 607 more words

Low-Slung Living

So what's wrong with socialism?

Socialism is a range of economic and social systems characterised by social ownership and democratic control of the means of production;[

It is a system that is opposed to the rampant greed of capitalism. 431 more words


In defence of grammar schools

Without grammar schools, a child has just two options for their secondary education: a comprehensive school or a private school. However, unless the child belongs to a wealthy family, there really is no option apart from a comprehensive school. 644 more words


SEA asks the Labour conference to reject all 11+ selection.

On Tuesday SEA’s delegate, Sarah Williams, will move the resolution on selective schooling at the Labour Conference. The resolution, if passed, will represent a significant moment in the long struggle against selection. 130 more words


5 Biggest Stories of the Week

Every Monday we’ll be taking a look at the previous weeks news. Find out what you’ve missed in entertainment, politics, sport and more.

This week, we take a look at Bake Off moving to Channel 4, the Paralympics, Hinkley Point, new grammar schools and constituency boundary changes. 504 more words


Corbyn launches national campaign against grammar schools

By Freddie Whittaker

The newly re-elected Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will launch a national campaign against plans to open new grammar schools in England.

The Islington North MP, who won 61.8 per cent of the vote against his rival Owen Smith, used his victory speech today to announce the campaign, which his team hopes will act as a call to arms for members across the country. 489 more words


Heather Fearn: I’m not quite in favour of grammar schools BUT…

Heather Fearn is a History and Politics teacher. She tweets as @HeatherBellaF and blogs at https://heatherfblog.wordpress.com

Have you noticed that well-dressed individuals have wardrobes stuffed full of clothes they barely wear? 1,302 more words

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