Business, ministers insisted, would do a better job of running the state schools than local councils
How Not to Be a Hypocrite: school choice for the morally perplexed parent
Adam Swift <em>Routledge
At Blatchington Mill School in Hove, West Sussex, a group of anti-war protesters risk a disaster in their GCSEs.
As Britain debates how to get more working-class and state school students into universities, the future of affirmative action in American education hangs in the balance. The University of Michigan's admissions policies are being evaluated by the US Supreme Court.
William Skidelsky, who went first to a comprehensive and then to Eton, thinks Bristol University is
One should not blame the fee-charging schools for their attempts to scupper the development of a fair system of university entry. They are in business.
US parents are so ambitious for their children that only Harvard, Yale or Princeton will do. Even th
Observations on Northern Cyprus
Distasteful as they may find the comparison, the left-wing opponents of higher university fees make the same error as those who once opposed the abolition of grammar schools.
From <em>The Office</em> to Estelle Morris, we are learning that success is not everything
Ministers will let more working-class children on to degree courses, but those students will have to
The further education colleges have four million students. Yet you'll read more about Eton than abou
Benjamin Wegg-Prosser laments Clare Short's failure to renew aid to a school that supports democracy
The PM promises broadband for every school by 2006. Roger Ridey asks what happened to an earlier pro
Rival student groups argue about boycotts of Muslims and Jews
Charter schools and vouchers were supposed to be the magic bullets to improve education. But nobody
Are universities giving preferential treatment to state school pupils, and rejecting private school
If only I'd waited, my book <em>The Glory Game</em> would have got me a PhD, writes </B>Hunter Davie
Chuck out the crisps and chocolate, and the kids behave better
Heritage wonks have colonised the past for profit, replacing understanding with kitsch. Give us back
Forget the chatter about graduates: worry about a shortage of people to build and repair houses
Observations on Northern Ireland schools
The proposal that universities should be allowed to charge students as much as £15,000 a year in fees looks like another new Labour betrayal of everything the left stands for.
Observations on class conflict
Do you remember voting for the return of selection at 11? Well, it's coming all the same. Francis Be
One of the oddest characteristics of English public life is how an elite group can seize the media agenda and cause ministers to cower in terror. Witness not only the Countryside March but also the A-level "fixing scandal".
Children were dismayed to find no baked beans at a farmers' market