Monday, November 28, 2011

Think again! Gove urges teachers prepare to strike

Michael Gove

just made a last minute request for teachers to rethink on strike Wednesday. He said that at least 90% of schools will be closed, and invites teachers to "pause and think" before joining the marches, insisting that they are offered a "good deal" by the government, reports The Associated Press.

He attacked union leaders, accusing them of wanting to destroy the economic recovery and public squalor result:

"Among union leaders are people who fight hard for their members and that I respect, but there -.. radical militants fighting Itching

They want families with a problem. They want mothers to give up a day's work, child care or paying for expensive, because schools are closed.

want teachers and other public sector workers lose a day's wages on the eve of Christmas.

want scenes of industrial disputes in our television screens, they want to make more difficult the economic recovery, which aims to provide a platform for confrontation when we all gather. "

And what will happen after Wednesday? The government can simply deal with the strike of 2.6 million workers and perform independently? Not according to Christine Blower, general secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the sixth largest in the UK, with nearly 300,000 members, warning of new shares in the new year.

. Polly Curtis verifies that the war of words between unions and government.

. Read our summary of how public services will be affected by the action.

. Be careful with the details of the intervention Gove Jeevan Vasagar soon.


More news from The Guardian

. Stephen Twigg seems to take a measured approach to education policies of the Conservatives. Having seen the merit aspects of the plan of free schools, the Secretary of shadow work of education is now applauding the project Baccalaureate English to give new life to the foreign language. He regrets having thrown the Spanish in 14 years, explains. But he believes that the Ebacc a "whole series of shots," too.

. One of Britain's most respected classical, Edith Hall, Royal Holloway, resigned in protest against the impending budget cuts. Homer expert said he was pushed to the "turning point" in management. And she blogs:

"tipping points are fascinating. The metaphor comes from the balance, an important symbol for decision making in Greek literature. When Zeus to decide who should die in battle, he weighs the souls of the warriors on pots and pans to oppose a scale heavier than the other.

Young people are tired of being driven by baby boomers who have bagged the best jobs and homes and are now destroying their universities. "

. Hundreds of scientific experiments are being lost by UK universities as there is little money to execute a search important centers of the country - the neutron source ISIS. The work on energy, green drug design, biotechnology and microelectronics has been disrupted, threatening the basis of UK research and international reputation, scientists say.


News around the web

. The government spends an additional £ 600m in the construction of 100 new private schools in England over the next three years, reports the BBC. The origin of the money will be released in autumn, the statement Tuesday on the economy.

. Mary Beard (@ wmarybeard) has a fun piece for the BBC in the race of the season Oxbridge interview, why she and her fellow investigators to question absurd. He favors "What the Romans wear under their robes"

. Even with the BBC - is the codification of the new America? Thus the campaign to increase computer programming in schools can be seen, says Rory Cellan-Jones.

. Boris Johnson in the Telegraph, redial, David Cameron, the children are taken to work on Wednesday. "Let the children come to the office," boom.

. Raymond McGovern, president of the Association of State internships, "says internships are in urgent need of government funding, reports Telegraph.

intensive research in the UK should consider establishing more universities abroad as visa restrictions limit the number of international students in the country, the group said in 1994 that university , according to a report by the LA.

. Mark Leach (markmleach @), the blog of Wonkhe, the progress of the long-awaited government strategy of innovation and research, to be published next week. "Whiplash is still suffering, the White Paper, there are those in the area of ??nervousness about what might come," he said.


Professor Sandra Leaton Gray Education (@ drleatongray) has blogs on the effects of coalition policy in higher education. Given the increasing "commercialization", she believes that the technical colleges can be an area where higher education can flex its muscles, and "to feed directly into the strategy employed by the Government. '

. Teachers ask Nottingham against the introduction of a fifth term.

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