Is boarding school really a form of abuse, as some have claimed? Fred Wienand argues that our view of schooling away from home is stuck in the 19th century.
Increasingly, just as poverty itself is linked to ignorance or moral failings, poor parenting is associated with being poor.
The debate around affordable higher education usually revolves around tuition fees - but there are far greater costs to going to university.
The increase in the leaving age this year will be hard to deliver. The next one, due in 2015, will be damned near impossible. And what are politicians doing about it? Very little, says Jonn Elledge.
But good grades don’t always make great workers.
Rafael Behr sets out the dividing lines on education.
In principle, it's a good idea, but the Government’s School Direct scheme isn’t attracting enough schools. Are we heading for a shortage of teachers?
Nicholas Lezard's "Down and Out" column.
Tabatha Leggett visits A C Grayling's elite start-up, where the first intake of students are getting to grips with life at a private university.
In our hypermediated world, where we choose to bestow our attention has become a matter of commercial interest. Joshua Cohen, an American novelist and critic, has drawn up a history of attention in short, attention-grabbing episodes, from the dawn of writ
I’m only seventeen. The continued popularity of Shakespearean adaptations is a great thing for young people.
As one of the school’s scholarship exam questions shows, young boys are encouraged to think that humanity, compassion, even sense are secondary to winning. This is how we’ve ended up with politicians who will enact any policy, no matter the human cost, ju
Richard J Evans challenges Michael Gove’s history agenda.
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.