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

Better than ever promised
By Donald Hirsch - 21 March 12:00

Observations on the Budget (1). By <strong>Donald Hirsch


Diary - Irma Kurtz
By Irma Kurtz - 21 March 12:00

Wedding: there's a word to conjure with. When I was young I preferred a good funeral, where nobody w

Teach us all a lesson
By Emma Lee-Potter - 21 March 12:00

<em>NS</em> & Fellows' associates round table - The government's strategy to improve adult skills is

Britain's rich kids do better than ever
By Nick Cohen - 21 March 12:00

Astonishingly, class advantage has grown since the 1950s. Nick Cohen blames the series of "new waves

What Britain really thinks
By John Kampfner - 21 March 12:00

What is going to matter most to people in the coming general election? Do they really loathe Tony Bl

Who'd take a $500 job in Africa?
By Kwamchetsi Makokha - 14 March 12:00

Africa special: emigration - Thousands of students are sent to foreign universities, but then stay a

Darcus Howe checks black boys' school reports
By Darcus Howe - 14 March 12:00

Our black boys do as well in school as the working-class whites, and perhaps better

Even Desperate Housewives is a victim of the culture wars
By Francis Beckett - 07 March 12:00

Violence and threats from militant religious groups are coming thick and fast, and the targets are w

Politics - Richard Reeves denounces Ruth Kelly's sell-out
By Richard Reeves - 28 February 12:00

The end of A-levels was a flagship policy for Labour's young modernisers. But Ruth Kelly has caved i

From Vietnam to Iraq, John Pilger finds our children learning lies
By John Pilger - 21 February 12:00

In our schools, children learn that the US fought the Vietnam war against a "communist threat".

Bigotry lives on in Scotland
By Tim Luckhurst - 21 February 12:00

Observations on religious schools

NS Interview - Ruth Kelly
By John Kampfner - 14 February 12:00

Labour spring conference - She has a new vision for comprehensive schools - and promises her religio

America - Andrew Stephen watches the paper line up to vote
By Andrew Stephen - 07 February 12:00

If academia were truly free-thinking, it would accept that the possibility of innate differences bet

Graduate debt? Do a runner . . .
By Stuart Dunn - 07 February 12:00

Stuart Dunn finds that, after 15 years of charging tuition fees, New Zealand faces a brain drain

Stick together
By Tim Jones - 31 January 12:00

NS & Fellows' Associates round table - Teachers can predict which children are likely to offend. Pr

Blair's flagship schools and the money that never was
By Francis Beckett - 17 January 12:00

Private bodies, we are told, are putting millions into Labour's new city academies. In return, they

The rebels can succeed, too
By Laura Barnett - 17 January 12:00

Observations on leadership

When parents are a child's best teachers
By Jenni Russell - 10 January 12:00

Home education is booming. And it already saves the state millions of pounds. So why doesn't the gov

Wot not to say
By Ann Widdecombe - 06 December 12:00

Lost for Words: the mangling and manipulating of the English language

John Humphrys <em>Hodder & S

Watch out for a new supremo
By Francis Beckett - 06 December 12:00

Observations on schools

Rich kids go to college, poor ones to Baghdad
By Tom Woodward - 06 December 12:00

You're a 14-year-old high school student in the United States, and it's time to choose your electives for the next academic year. What catches your eye? History, music, physical education- or how about the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC)?

How to turn outsiders on
By Matthew Broersma - 29 November 12:00

In a truly inclusive society, broadband would be available to all. Can the West Midlands meet the ch

I'm no atheist, I'm a rationalist
By Patrick West - 08 November 12:00

Observations on religion (2)

Setbacks for faith schools
By Francis Beckett - 08 November 12:00

Observations on religion (1)

A posher sort of social engineer
By Francis Beckett - 01 November 12:00

Observations on universities

On top of the world
By Patrick Dunleavy - 25 October 13:00

Patrick Dunleavy on the best of British

Why I chose to study across the pond
By James Crabtree - 25 October 13:00

James Crabtree on the American dream

Why a Kerry victory matters so much
By Staff blogger - 25 October 13:00

Those who think a John Kerry presidency would lead to an era of sweetness and light in US foreign policy are surely wrong.