Citizenship classes are treated as a joke, while students can drop the social sciences age 14.
In many parts of the world, children are separated from their families with a false promise of education. For one family, however, literacy led to a reunion.
More must be done to help offenders' access to literacy, both in and outside the prison system. After all, their education benefits everyone.
Deputy Web Editor Anoosh Chakelian and Sub-editor Yo Zushi share their stories of learning to read in Armenian and English.
The New Statesman's special correspondent tells us how it was luck, as much as effort, that allowed him to overcome his dyslexia.
The questions about class and literacy which inspired the New Statesman's Literacy Week.
Welcome to the New Statesman's literacy week, discussing literature and literacy from policy to practice.
On the Queen's views, Tory school reforms and the rising homeless population.
Hey, it worked once!
The plan to transform schools into academies is just the latest evidence that this government has no coherent education policy.
Forget whether it would work - the government won't ever stump up the cash.
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