From migration to libraries: A trade union conference round-up

Alongside our main news reports from the teaching union conferences this Easter, SecEd rounds-up some of the other issues raises by teachers from the three main teaching unions, including migration, capability abuse, abolishing Ofsted and school libraries...

Teachers have condemned the “racist stereotyping” that has characterised much of the media coverage of Europe’s current migrant crisis.

A debate at the National Union of Teachers’ (NUT) annual conference in Brighton praised the work of schools to support aid conveys and the work of teachers who have been running schools and lessons in the Calais migrant camp.

The motion, which was passed, calls on the union to continue its publication of materials and ideas to help teachers discuss the crisis in the classroom and to continue work with anti-racist organisations to “defend migrants and refugees, and to campaign for policies that welcome them to this country”.

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