The Labour government from 1997 to 2010 did more for teachers than any British government ever. More money was invested in schools than ever. The pay and status of teachers increased enormously. More than 4,000 schools were rebuilt, with thousands more rebuilds planned.
We want the Labour Party to hear the voice of teachers in schools who are proud of that legacy. That doesn’t mean we agree with everything the government did, but we believe that in order to win back power, the Labour Party has to honestly acknowledge what went well in government as well examining why we lost.
Labour Teachers was founded to speak up for teachers in the Labour Party, and to speak up for the Labour Party in our schools and in our unions. We bring Labour supporters who are working teachers together with Labour policy-makers to debate the legacy of the Labour government and together forge a common vision of Labour education policy. We want to defend that vision in our unions and in our schools.