Observations on education
The press can just about tolerate successful and clever women, and quite likes earth mothers, but it
It is "early applications" time for US universities, and families have been on tenterhooks. If you w
Frank McCourt <em>Fourth Estate, 272pp, £18.99</em>
2006 - Blair's last year : From a vantage point in early 2007, Francis Beckett looks back on the PM'
'You just have to take people on and show you're serious about creating a fair society'. Ruth Kelly
What makes a genius? Certainly not going on a creativity course and learning to "think outside the b
For those who read the Tory manifesto earlier this year, there is more than a hint of deja vu about
Reality managed to outdo even Ted Wragg's attempts at parody, as when two government departments set
Tony Blair gambled spectacularly and has lost spectacularly. He told his MPs it was their duty to follow his lead and they have defied him. A prime minister who emerged badly battered from the general election campaign is now in deep trouble.
Oranges and Lemons: life in an inner city primary school
Wendy Wallace <em>Routledge, 160pp, £12.9
The Battle of Ideas is a series of debates presented by the Institute of Ideas. One of the fiercest
Downing Street is convinced the education reforms can be sold as progressive. The Prime Minister's a
For all the accusations of hubris, there is something lugubrious about Tony Blair's view of the human condition. The British people seem to have little sense of their place in the world beyond uncritical support for America.
So you want to make a difference to the world? You're bored of your books, fed up with politicians, and the only "party" you're interested in is at the union bar. Around a table of beers, you and your friends vow to do something.
10 people - Becky Hogge on the egghead who hopes to create a permanent record of all human knowledge
If you want to get ahead in politics, Ellie Levenson recommends some journalistic or medical trainin
Venezuela's president is rarely seen by foreigners for what he is: one of the world's most popular a
The Barbican and Young Vic are devoting four months to the phenomenon of young genius. Mark Lythgoe
Faculty Towers: the academic novel and its discontents
Elaine Showalter <em>Oxford University Pres
Our pious government wants faith-based bodies to run our schools and provide our welfare services, a
It has been axiomatic in some polite circles, including those on the British centre left, to sing the praises of the American approach to enterprise and governance.
My advice to journalists is the same as that given to Woodward and Bernstein at the start of the Wat