Why education is so important for co-operatives

'Education was – and remains – the lifeblood of all co-operatives'

Co-operatives provide education and training for their members, elected representatives, managers and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their co-operative. They inform the general public, particularly young people and opinion leaders, about the nature and benefits of co-operation. This is the fifth co-operative principle, as published by the International Co-operative Alliance. […]

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2015 manifesto ideas: Education

Co-operative schools are already providing an alternative in education

In order to secure the support of almost everyone involved in education, a popular manifesto commitment would  be a moratorium on the current marketisation of the education system in England pending a fundamental debate on the purpose and character of education in the 21st century.

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United Kingdom: There is a need for co-operative alternatives

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With the ongoing economic crisis and the prospect of falling living standards and reduced public services for years to come it would be easy for co-operators to feel pessimistic, but the market failures that caused that crisis and the growing inequalities in our society highlight the need for and

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