Liberal or pluralist multiculturalism?
Selective education works for the chosen few, but the rest do worse than under a non-selective system.
Meritocracy – embodied in the grammar school system – is concerned with achieving equality between equals and permitting inequality between un-equals.
Reforms set to take effect from September 2015 will see English literature become an optional subject, reserved for only the brightest students, which will not count to schools’ Ofstead rankings.
The women’s officer of Oxford’s student union, OUSU, and another student have started a campaign for the Oxford Union president to resign from his post after he was accused of rape and attempted rape.
All resources should be concentrated on ensuring that no child is denied the basic right to an education.
You know, and I know, that exams are an awful hazing ritual, but to beat the system you must first learn how to play it.
Peter Wilby’s First Thoughts column.
If only right-wing papers and politicians were always as generous to state school teachers as they have been in the past few days to Ann Maguire, the teacher who was stabbed to death by a pupil at a Catholic secondary school in Leeds.
Of course, whiteboards do not have the space for the full complexity of the arguments about racial insensitivity, not do they represent everybody’s experiences, but they can start an important discussion about the micro-aggressions that make it difficult to express offence.
It’s unfair to equate the failure of providers such as E-Act with the failure of the whole academies programme. But if academies had been introduced more slowly, could this have been avoided?
Even when you account for all other factors, female teachers are less likely than their male counterparts to become head of their school. Would all-women shortlists help counterbalance the casual sexism of school recruitment boards?
The Adult Skills Budget, which funds all non-academic education for those 19 or over, is being cut by a fifth between now and 2015-16. The least we can do is pay attention.
The education secretary responds to the <i>NS</i> debate on public schools.
Leading educationalists respond to the question of public schools.
The academic George Watson was an anti-Marxist but never a conservative.
Teaching creationism is unquestionably harmful, but should we be trying to ban it? Jonny Scaramanga, a former pupil at an evangelical school, examines how we are failing to hold such institutions to account.
There are a lot of different factors to consider before the school day can be extended – the type of activities on offer, how you're staffing them, whether more affluent parents should pay – but the education secretary hasn't been clear on any of the deta
Does a better social mix make these schools acceptable? The left has been silent on this issue for the past 40 years.
A politics-free period in schools could improve outcomes faster than any policy change.
As the top-performing countries in Asia and Europe demonstrate, excellence and equality are not in opposition – they go hand in hand.
Britain has a clear and shameful lack of social mobility, and private, fee-paying schools are symbolic of the wider link between how much money your parents have and how much opportunity you’re given.
The World Innovation Summit for Education awards $500,000 to the most innovative teacher - but British attitudes toward education mean that it's unlikely to ever be awarded to a teacher from the UK.
The question of degrees, earnings and careers is a common one. But which subjects did the world's wealthiest individuals take at university, and how did it help them?
Comparing teachers to parents doesn’t just de-professionalise them; it places ridiculous, unachievable expectations on them in addition to those they’re under already.
There is a tiny, nagging part of my brain that thinks I should be more like Rosa.
The new shadow education secretary's eloquence and media savviness will allow him to challenge the self-confident Michael Gove.
Even if 90 per cent of Free Schools are brilliant, it is not okay to sacrifice 400 children in a process that was obviously foolish from the outset.
An open letter on the government's decision to limit schools' ability to enter students early for GCSEs.