|Leicester (Credit: Heather Rawling)|
This success, based on teachers' seething anger at Gove's attacks, will build further support for the last of the regional strikes in London, the South and the North-East on October 17 - and then for the national strike planned for November.
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As Roy Bowser, the NUT Executive member from Barnsley reported from the Sheffield rally: "This was the best rally I've seen in years - must have been near to 2000 ... This bodes well for November not least because I think the turn-out far exceeded expectations".
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Gove's policies are damaging education
On the day of the strike, and on the day of Michael Gove's speech to Conservative Party Conference, the Times also carried a front page article on the complaint from Carol-Ann Duffy, Malorie Blackman, and many more authors and academics that pupils are 'being damaged by endless tests set by Gove'.
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June 27 was solidly supported in the North-West. October 1st has been solidly supported too and, this time, news of the action has broken through into the national media as well. So now let's build October 17 in the South and then LET'S ALL STRIKE TOGETHER IN NOVEMBER !