Religion: Why do we still give a damn?
By Barbara Gunnell - 03 May 13:00

In one of the world's most secular societies, ministers tremble at an archbishop's words and give cl

Don't always believe the children
By Nick Cohen - 26 April 13:00

When more than half the staff at a special school were accused, in effect, of beating up their pupil

NS Essay - Babies have now to be trained in the Protestant work ethic
By Suzanne Moore - 12 April 13:00

As parents claim the credit if their child succeeds and professionals say there's something wrong wi

A class act
By Clare Short - 29 March 13:00

I'm a Teacher, Get Me Out of Here!

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NS Interview - Charles Clarke
By John Kampfner - 29 March 13:00

The war? Absolutely fine. Blair? He'll run and run. Howard? Pathetic. Absolutely nothing fazes the E

If it moves, test it and give it a grade
By Staff blogger - 23 February 12:00

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.

Back to school
By Francis Beckett - 16 February 12:00

University to Uni: the politics of higher education in England since 1944

Robert Stevens <em>Polit

What price a piece of paper?
By Alice O'Keeffe - 26 January 12:00

Just as the government raises fees to finance greater access to higher education, research suggests

You ain't seen nothing yet!
By Francis Beckett - 26 January 12:00

Observations on top-up fees

A modest proposal that we can all agree on
By Gerald Holtham - 26 January 12:00

How to raise money for universities and keep the left happy

Ignorance is bliss?
By Peter Kellner - 19 January 12:00

Observations on top-up fees (2)

The past is a free tuition country
By Francis Beckett - 19 January 12:00

Observations on top-up fees (1)

You can't have a cut-price Eton
By Harry Brighouse - 12 January 12:00

Observations on schools

For once, Mr Blair happens to be right
By Staff blogger - 08 December 12:00

How extraordinary that Labour MPs, having swallowed five wars, innumerable privatisations, the imprisonment of refugees and the erosion of legal rights and civil liberties, should be ready at last to mount a mass revolt and threaten their leader's future over, of all things, university tuition f

William Skidelsky on a café for ex-public school boys
By William Skidelsky - 08 December 12:00

Roast meat holds a very special place in the hearts of ex-public school boys

Your college needs you, Mr Moneybags
By Katharine Hibbert - 08 December 12:00

US graduates are eager donors to their old universities. Is this the answer to Britain's funding cri

NS Interview - David Miliband
By John Kampfner - 08 December 12:00

The minister for schools says "I'd want to send my kids to a state school''. What does this odd choi

The great education disaster
By Katharine Hibbert - 27 October 12:00

Katharine Hibbert, fresh from university, was astonished by the squalid conditions and poor teaching

Why France is tied in knots over girls who wear the scarf
By David Lawday - 20 October 13:00

The French shed blood to overthrow clerical power and establish republican values. They still believ

NS Essay - Competition in public services has the moral virtue of encouraging respect for their users
By Julian Le Grand - 13 October 13:00

Are teachers, doctors and civil servants "knights" whose altruism will be destroyed by market-based

Pay up and play the game
By Francis Beckett - 22 September 13:00

Observations on posh school fees

Why Sir and Miss should go home
By Nicholas Woolley - 08 September 13:00

Observations on schools

Divide and teach
By Francis Beckett - 18 August 13:00

Amid the clamour over A-levels, Labour is quietly carving up education into a two-tier system. By Fr

Mr Blair, you're no Clem Attlee
By Francis Beckett - 28 July 13:00

Francis Beckett compares a government that made a revolution with one that merely tinkers

Will universities agree to change?
By Dan Rosenheck - 28 July 13:00

Observations on A-levels

Who's paying Lord Snooty's fees?
By Dan Rosenheck - 21 July 13:00

The scandal about public school charges is not that they're too high, but that they're too low

Heads threaten total shutdown
By Francis Beckett - 16 June 13:00

Observations on the schools budget crisis

NS Interview - David Bell
By Mary Riddell - 09 June 13:00

The chief inspector of schools bemoans the state's failure to rescue the worst-off children from ''a

Oxford bans page three nipples
By Ben Harrington - 09 June 13:00

Observations on tits out