NS Labour conference 2004 - Is there anything at all left-wing about the government's approach to sc
If you've got £2m, you can "sponsor" one of new Labour's academies, and control teachers and curricu
Observations on school choice
This year, the annual argument over A-levels and the alleged decline in standards began even be-fore the results were published. And why not? Nobody has ever bothered with the facts on this matter before putting finger to keyboard or mouth to microphone.
A candle is lit, the curtains closed and the five-year-olds begin a session of "prayer meditation".
Economics - "Monetarism lite" may rule the world, but "the dismal science" has begun a renaissance b
Up to now, new Labour has been determined that we should all work, work, work, including parents of
Observations on universities
Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya and the United States: an axis of what? An axis, as it happens, of c
The choice debate 2 - Philip Collins proposes an alternative to the notorious "postcode lottery" tha
What middle-class parents want is simple: schools that guarantee good exam results and keep their children away from the rougher sort who will drag down behaviour and distract the teachers' attention.
Observations on race relations in Brazil
Observations on Puerto Rico
British teenagers go in for lots of bonking in order to establish their individuality. But in Sweden
E-learning has much to offer children, adults and the government alike
Genuine meritocracy and greater social mobility are emerging as Labour's big ideas for the third ter
Observations on sexual assault
I blame the Victorian philanthropist and art critic John Ruskin for the most unusual element on my CV: maypole dancing teacher. It never ceases to raise an eyebrow or cause comment on my interests and activities section - partly why I keep it there.
In one of the world's most secular societies, ministers tremble at an archbishop's words and give cl
When more than half the staff at a special school were accused, in effect, of beating up their pupil
As parents claim the credit if their child succeeds and professionals say there's something wrong wi
I'm a Teacher, Get Me Out of Here!
Francis Gilbert <em>Short Books, 212pp, £9.99</em>
The war? Absolutely fine. Blair? He'll run and run. Howard? Pathetic. Absolutely nothing fazes the E
The faults in the schooling of English teenagers have been clear for 30 years. Too many stop learning too early; in this respect, only Mexico, Turkey and Greece among OECD countries do worse.
University to Uni: the politics of higher education in England since 1944
Robert Stevens <em>Polit