The idea that education – all education – should be free is intoxicating and liberating. But there's a problem.
In recent years the number of private schools catering to Chinese nationals has grown rapidly. A Chinese-owned chain offering a Canadian curriculum dominates, with more than 30 schools across the country.
Labour's unclear opposition to academies could drag high-performing chains like ARK back under local bureaucracy.
It is important for staff to assist and support students while teaching and learning sensitive issues, but we should not be sanitising the curriculum for them.
Despite the fact that competition for funding and accountability has increased in German higher education, there is still a general consensus that it is a public system and should be state-funded.
Education is more than what happens passively to a child.
There are two areas of spending – health and education – that the public prioritise above all others.
With the government planning to abolish student number controls in English universities, will the prestige of university be lost?
Harassment is rife in UK universities – the passing the buck approach of “not on my campus” is no longer acceptable.
Our children’s toy choices tell us something not just about how they see themselves, but how they see the world we’re creating for them.
Students graduating from university face huge debt, a difficult job market and declining starting salaries. Despite this, we shouldn’t allow education to become dominated by economics.