[NetBehaviour] teach in at Writtle College

Michael Szpakowski szpako at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 29 15:13:47 CET 2014

yesterday some striking staff ( for two hours, although our management are deducting a whole day's pay) at Writtle College called a little student/staff teach-in for the duration of the strike ( this was a nationwide strike over pay but it is being fuelledin many palces, including Writtle, by redundancies, cut-back, speed up and a philosophy that sees education as entirely instrumental and entirely numbers/money driven). It was small - infant steps - but great. We had a brilliant discussion for an hour around what education is and could be and about the difficulties & challenges both financial and educational teachers and students have in common and then we spent the second hour drawing.
You can see the results here:


We'd ask you
    * please take a look, and if you have a Flickr account favourite &/ comment
    * if you have contact with students/teachers please draw their attention to this and ask them also to favourite/comment
Any such activity would be a huge morale boost to both groups ( we're not only facing a fight over pay here but in many ways for both the existence and soul of education )

warmest wishes

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