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  • Ministers and unions dig in amid widespread strike action across UK February 1, 2023
    Little prospect of breakthrough as strikes hit schools, trains, universities and border postsUnions and the government appear as far apart as ever after widespread strike action closed or partly closed more than half of schools across England and Wales.Striking workers from participating unions held rallies in cities including Bristol, Brighton, Birmingham and London on Wednesday […]
    Heather Stewart, Richard Adams and Peter Walker
  • How to dislodge the posh clique that rules Britain | Letters February 1, 2023
    Simon Bull asks for discrimination against the state-educated to be outlawed, and other readers write on Oxbridge and Eton dominationLike John Harris, I went from a comprehensive school to Oxbridge, and my experience was very similar to his (To understand the Zahawi story and Tory sleaze, look no further than Britain’s posh cliques, 29 January). […]
    Guardian Staff
  • UK curbs on international student visas would be ‘act of economic self-harm’ February 1, 2023
    University leaders fear billions being lost as a result of battles within government over immigration policyVice-chancellors fear billions of pounds could be lost because of new restrictions on international students, the result of internal government battles over immigration policy.University leaders have been briefed that No 10 may side with the Home Office in supporting restrictions […]
    Richard Adams, Education editor
  • Elite universities aren’t hotbeds of ‘wokery’: our research shows they’re rife with racism and classism | Kalwant Bhopal and Martin Myers January 30, 2023
    In both the US and the UK, students described being told that they were beneficiaries of affirmative actionIt has become common, in some circles, to view elite universities as places of left-leaning “wokery”. A recent Daily Mail article ranked higher education institutions according to their penchant for promoting a range of “politically correct” tropes – […]
    Kalwant Bhopal and Martin Myers
  • UK business groups call for more foreign-language teaching in colleges January 30, 2023
    Exclusive: Report reveals postcode lottery as barely half FE institutions offer some form of language teachingBusiness groups and language experts are calling on ministers to make linguistic skills a core part of vocational training, after research found young people are unable to study languages at large numbers of further education colleges.A report by the British […]
    Anna Bawden