Citizenship classes are treated as a joke, while students can drop the social sciences age 14.
Parents are keeping their children away from school to highlight the dangers of “over testing” young pupils.
Is a university education in this country really worth £44,000, and how does our system compare to higher education funding elsewhere?
Sometimes, it takes a surprising turn of events – or even the promise of a reward – to start someone off reading.
Recent statistics suggest almost 6 million adults in the UK have low levels of literacy. But I'm optimistic for change – after all, who wouldn't want to harness all that potential talent?
From cabinet ministers to self-proclaimed progressives, plenty are willing to make the “people are stupid” argument. But there's more than one type of political literacy.
From The Thirty-Nine Steps to a potted history of England, the books we're given can have a big impact.
Black and mixed ethnicity girls are more likely to read than any other ethnic group. So why are there so few books for them?
New Statesman staff members India Bourke and Henry Zeffman talk about how books crept up on them via other interests.
Finances can be the first thing to go when you feel you have no control over your life – but they can also buoy you through the choppy seas of your twenties.
It’s impossible to ignore that the latest research into sexualisation in schools shows that the lives being blighted are very nearly always female ones.
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