New Statesman editor Jason Cowley speaks to Anthony Little, headmaster of Eton College, about the role of public schools, the new crop of Etonians ruling public life and Gove's education reforms.
Teachers must wish Michael Gove worked shorter days and took longer holidays - then his department might stop coming up with so many ill-considered changes to the education system.
What can we do about it?
The Education Secretary’s combative methods are going to result in bad policy. His them-and-us style is alienating the middle ground and polarising the debate.
The rote sets in.
Young women from BME backgrounds are discovering that there's more to hiking than the white middle class stereotype.
Sir Michael Barber’s “revolution” in higher education.
Academi£s and Lies: A Story about Forced Academisation.
The former Conservative Education Secretary is sceptical about Michael Gove's free schools.
Childcare qualifications are great, but they don’t help you look after more children at once, as the government seems to be hoping.
The changes to student finance, the promotion of STEM subjects through the EBacc and visa issues for international students are all discouraging potential students from realising their talents by following a creative arts degree.
It’s easy to claim richer students are more confident because of their superior education, but it may be more accurate to say they’re more confident because they’re rich.
Writing for NS Trans Issues Week, Jane Fae explains why the "think of the children" reaction to transness is just a technique for concealing overt prejudice.
We cannot state conclusively that anything is true.
Martha Gill's "Irrational Animals" column.
False claims for the success of academies have been swallowed whole by an uncritical media.
By dismantling educational infrastructure at such a speed, Gove is ensuring that his successors as Education Secretary will struggle to reverse what he's done.
Martha Gill's Irrational Animals column.
The prospect of learning maths scares us, but actually doing the proper stuff is rather enjoyable.
The concept of the university as a home for disinterested pursuit of scholarship has been under attack for almost 30 years.
The three parties are united behind a failed education consensus. We need a new system that promotes cooperation, not competition.
James Dyson is dead wrong - studying things like "French lesbian poetry” can make people's lives better, even if they don't suck dirt up off carpets.
In 2016, commercial-scale oil production will begin in Uganda. But with only a quarter of all its children in secondary school, how can more of the people – especially girls – benefit from its new wealth?
The Education Secretary plans to introduce tougher tests for trainee teachers, whilst allowing academies to hire unqualified teachers.
There is no evidence that commercial companies would improve results.
The re-education through labour system (known in Chinese as laojiao) is a form of punishment with “Chinese characteristics”. It can be handed down without a trial or prosecution and defence.
As a second-time student who now pays the fees, Steven Baxter has noticed a change in his attitude to learning.
Especially all night, in queues.
It lends itself to headlines, I suppose: “Ebacc to the future”, and so on. But there is nothing very beautiful about the new exam name. Not that exam names have much form. GCSEs were things of acronymic hideousness. O-levels didn’t have much to recommend them either, poetically speaking.