Editor’s note

“At a pinch you might do without Parliament. You could do without the Minister: you could certainly do without Civil Servants and almost as certainly without local education authorities. Without any or all of them the world might not seem much worse. But if there were no teachers the world would be back in barbarism within two generations.”

George Tomlinson – NUT Conference 1947

Hi there, my name is Ben (@bfarren94), and I’ve recently assumed the title (democratically and totally not in a web-archive fuelled coup sort of way) of Editor of Labour Teachers. I’m a Maths teacher currently based in Sheffield.

I hope this can be a productive space for Labour Teachers, Labour supporters, Labour members and for those satellites who in their varying degrees surround our party. In the last couple of weeks, Labour teachers, supporters, politicians and stakeholders have been putting together their thoughts on where Labour is, where education is, and what comes next. I really hope you enjoy what they have to say, I very much enjoyed putting it together.

Join the @LabourTeachers conversation on our Twitter page and write for us! If you want to get involved in any way, we’re welcoming all input.

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