The Socialist Education Association (SEA) has called on the government to support university students during the lockdown by writing-off fee and maintenance loans in 2020/21 and by immediately paying a grant to help with rent and living costs.
The SEA supports the education unions in calling for on-line learning only in all schools nationally apart from for children
Caroline Benn Memorial Lecture 2020: Video, audio and transcript recordings now available.
The SEA’s letter to Kate Green regarding school closures
The SEA is concerned that the Conservative Government are prioritising the economy over public health. Instead of planning for and implementing measures to limit the spread of the disease – such as closing schools, universities etc – as other countries have done, the Tories are choosing to put the economy before public safety.