The EAN teach-in was a great success!

On behalf of the Education Activist Network we would like to thank everyone for speaking at and participating in our teach-in last Saturday.

Around 350 staff and students participated in the biggest national education event of this academic term so far. This was an important step in building a campaign which can tackle the Coalition’s attacks on post-16 education. 

The 9 November demonstration called by NCAFC and supported by EAN, NUS and UCU can hopefully act as a further stepping stone in mobilising opposition to the HE White Paper and highlighting what the trebling of tuition fees will do to our universities. The demonstration will link up with the electricians’ demonstration called by UNITE.

Preparations for the public sector general strike on November 30 are also well under way. We agreed to be setting up public forums with a host of other campaigns and organisations between November 9 and November 30, entitled ‘We are the 99%’.

Over the coming months we hope that EAN’s national network can be put at the service of all those trying to build opposition to the White Paper, sharing the best experiences and providing support to local campaigns. To this end we’d like to encourage as many people as possible to send news, blogs and any other useful information to our website.
We look forward to working together with you in the very near future and hope that you enjoyed the teach-in as much as we did. If you have any suggestions please make sure to contact us.
In solidarity,
Mark Bergfeld
Jim Wolfrey

About educationactivistnetwork
The education activist network provides national coordination for trade unionists, academics, university workers and student campaigners fighting to defend jobs and education in the UK.

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