Teaching the Tories a Lesson

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Socialist Review spoke to activists about organising under lockdown

In late May and early June, without a ballot or picket lines, education workers inflicted a serious defeat on the government. A wave of discussion and collective organising by tens, perhaps hundreds, of thousands of teachers and school staff took place across England’s 17,000 primary schools and nurseries. It culminated in knocking back the Tories’ plans to reopen schools more widely on 1 June — and it saved lives.

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