How the people of Rochdale launched their own fightback against sexual abuse and poverty

The town has found a way to heal itself by turning adult education upside downLuci, a place team worker, is sitting with a group of women round the big kitchen table at a Friday afternoon drop-in centre in the Lower Falinge estate in Rochdale. “What is…

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Temporary work at £9 an hour. No wonder lecturers are balloting to strike

Feelings are running high, union warns, with more than half of UK academics on short-term contractsWhen Thomas Swann completed his PhD in 2015, he spent three weeks applying for 40 different jobs in academia. He was lucky to secure a dream position at …

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What hypocrisy, I think guiltily, as I jet off to academic conferences far and wide | Jonathan Wolff

We must apply the three Rs to plane travel: replace if possible, reduce to the essential, and refine to make it worthwhileWhat did you do on global climate protest day, Daddy?”“I was in the city centre, and joined the protest for a while. But I had to …

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The Guardian view on special needs education: restore confidence in a failing system | Editorial

MPs have rightly criticised a poor set of reforms but have not come up with a solution for vulnerable childrenAre England’s 1.3 million children with special educational needs and disabilities – which range from dyslexia through to severe medical condi…

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