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

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

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

Observations on top-up fees (1)

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

Observations on top-up fees (2)

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

Observations on schools

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

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

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

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

Observations on A-levels

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

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

Charles Clarke: guilty as charged
By Francis Beckett - 02 June 13:00

Francis Beckett deplores the Education Secretary's efforts to pass the buck on the schools funding c

A health policy that would work
By Kevin Morgan - 02 June 13:00

Observations on school meals

School for scandal
By Robert Chesshyre - 26 May 13:00

Ahead of the Class: how an aspiring headmistress gave children back their future

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Darcus Howe on black kids at posh schools
By Darcus Howe - 19 May 13:00

I, too, thought of sending my child to private school. I was right to change my mind

How sex terrifies children
By Adrian Cornell - 12 May 13:00

Observations on education

Why teachers are fed up
By Staff blogger - 28 April 13:00

One does not need to admire the teachers' unions, some of which no doubt opposed the end of dame schools and the advent of pencil and paper in classrooms, to ask why their members seem to be in a perpetual state of disgruntlement.

When the sums don't add up
By Francis Beckett - 21 April 13:00

Schools governors are setting illegal budgets, and risking personal bankruptcy. Francis Beckett expl

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