When ministers trash your life's work
By Francis Beckett - 13 June 13:00

In justifying its new city academies, the government loves to dwell on the perceived failure of ordi

Now parliament is just another hypermarket
By J G Ballard - 09 May 13:00

Election: the campaign - J G Ballard found the election a charade. Real power has gone to the shoppi

Give us a little respect
By Alex Greenwood - 02 May 13:00

NS & Fellows' Associates round table - Young people may have strange ideas about what career they wa

Out there - Liverpool
By Joe Moran - 02 May 13:00

Joe Moran asks students why they don't care

Living on the edge
By Emma Lee-Potter - 25 April 13:00

Too many people are turned off education and end up on the margins of society. What can we do to dra

Tabloid tries to save our youth
By P J White - 18 April 13:00

Observations on drugs

Faith invaders
By Cristina Odone - 18 April 13:00

As Britain's culture wars grow in intensity, and abortion and artistic freedom become hot issues, Cr

Bach to school
By Jessica Duchen - 18 April 13:00

Dazzling when he sprang on to the world stage as a pianist, Daniel Barenboim has conquered the arena

Nightmare on Downing Street
By John Kampfner - 18 April 13:00

If the Conservatives under Michael Howard really did win the keys to No 10 next month, what kind of

Let's get together
By Tim Jones - 18 April 13:00

<em>NS</em> & Fellows' Associates round table - There is no point in employers and training provider

For middle-class welfare, vote Lib Dem
By Staff blogger - 18 April 13:00

The horrible truth is that many thousands, perhaps millions, of people who have voted Labour all their lives will find it hard to support the party on 5 May.

Bring back stinks and bangs!
By Robin McKie - 18 April 13:00

Children's scientific curiosity is being stifled by teachers' fear of safety regulations and court a

A mad world, my Masters
By Rachel Aspden - 11 April 13:00

MAs and MScs are the new career must-haves, and they're not too rigorous: you can even get one by st

My pledge card
By Staff blogger - 11 April 13:00

Don't like Tony's six election pledges? What would you prefer?

The heat is on
By Natalie Brierley - 11 April 13:00

NS & Fellows' Associates round table - Britain may be poor in skills, but it does not lack the funds

The most important election ever
By Yasmin Alibhai-Brown - 04 April 13:00

Black and Asian women tell Yasmin Alibhai-Brown whom they'll vote for - and why this time it really

A national scandal
By Richard Reeves - 28 March 13:00

If training the workforce is purely about economic gain, then we should target the young and write o

Teaching the parts others fail to reach
By Francis Beckett - 28 March 13:00

With a learning fund, learning reps and a new academy, the trade unions are taking skills as serious

The snobs hold their noses
By Brendan O'Neill - 28 March 13:00

Observations on school dinners. By <strong>Brendan O'Neill</strong>

Because you're worth it
By Peter Kingston - 28 March 13:00

The role of further education colleges remains fuzzy. But with a little love and money, they could b

Why everybody should play to win
By Natalie Brierley - 28 March 13:00

Every business wants a team that is working to its full potential. Football is doing just fine, but

The key to life
By Mavis Cheek - 28 March 13:00

Education really can open doors. It did for Mavis Cheek, and even does for the hard-nut prisoners sh

NS Interview - Ivan Lewis
By Ellie Levenson - 28 March 13:00

The minister for skills always wanted to be a footballer. Are his goals for Britain's workforce any

America - Andrew Stephen denounces US education
By Andrew Stephen - 28 March 13:00

Britain should stop copying everything American. Its schools are actually better than those in the U

Never too old to learn
By Alan Tuckett - 28 March 13:00

With too few young people to fill job vacancies, we need to train our ageing community

Good for business, but at whose cost?
By Hilary Steedman - 28 March 13:00

Basic skills are expensive to provide to full-timers - and besides, employers don't see them as thei

Inside Islam's ''terror schools''
By William Dalrymple - 28 March 13:00

Madrasas are Islamic colleges accused by the US of incubating terrorism and the attacks of 9/11. Fro

Diary - The learner
By Prof Michael Moran - 28 March 13:00

There is room for improvement in staff at every level of a company - not least the bosses at the top

Interview - Mike Campbell
By Heather Welford - 28 March 13:00

His quango is no bureaucracy. It's lean and mean, and determined to get businesses the people they n

Make the most of what you've got
By Peter Kingston - 28 March 13:00

Many refugees have skills in areas where Britain is crying out for workers. We should be giving them