Citizenship classes are treated as a joke, while students can drop the social sciences age 14.
The Department for Education is now insisting that British values are taught in schools - but the most important one of all is missing.
Increasing numbers of families are finding it a constant struggle to feed their children in the school holidays.
Populism for the middle class.
A combination of apathy and the British electoral system makes it a losers' charter, according to a new report.
Rather than worrying about the name of the place that teaches children, the government should focus on the shortage of people to teach them in the first place.
New research shows that those who do the best apprenticeships will earn higher salaries than graduates, but government targets undermine the quality of such schemes.
The Messianic restlessness of the justice secretary.
Unpicking the new Labour leader's regressive tuition fees policy.
A false choice between having your child be the oldest in their year or the youngest is no kind of choice at all.
Finishing The Shepherd’s Crown was a double sadness: not just goodbye to Terry Pratchett, but goodbye to a younger, less cynical version of myself.
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