National Assembly for Education
Sunday 30th January, 11am-5pm, The Quad, LSE, Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE
The protests, walkouts and occupations of last term were just the first chapter in a much longer struggle for the right to education and against Con Dem austerity. In 2011 as university managements gear up to implement massive fees increases and students and staff are faced with vicious attacks on courses, jobs and our education we will need to go further. The first National Assembly for Education is open to students, staff and all supporters of our movement: let’s get together and discuss the future of education and how we fight for it.
Planning and co-ordinating future actions. Break out sessions for university students * school and college students * education workers. Opening plenary with activist Jody McIntyre, Mohamed Bani eye witness to Tunisian revolution and occupiers from round the country.
Called by university occupations including Kings College London, LSE, Sheffield, Manchester, UWE and UEL.Supported by Education Activist Network, National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts, London Student Assembly.
10.30 11am – Registration
11am -12noon Opening Session
Short introductions followed by discussion with:
* Jody McIntyre activist
* Ben Beech UCL occupation
* Ruby Hirsch Le Swap school
* Mohamed Bani- eye witness to Tunisian revolution
* Jim Wolfreys UCU NEC, Kings College
12noon-2pm break outs
* Higher Education students * organising the occupation movement * building support for the education strike and shut down of education
* School and College Students * organising at school and college * building a walk out * supporting strike action
* Education workers * Building for the strike ballot * Building for 26th March TUC national demonstration
2-2.30pm Lunch Break
2.30-4pm Report backs from break outs and discussion of future actions