How the private sector failed to deliver
By Francis Beckett - 14 April 13:00

Business, ministers insisted, would do a better job of running the state schools than local councils

The great betrayal. Rebecca Abrams despairs of our educational apartheid
By Rebecca Abrams - 31 March 13:00

How Not to Be a Hypocrite: school choice for the morally perplexed parent

Adam Swift <em>Routledge

The price of protest: your GCSE results
By Elvira Sklavenitis - 24 March 12:00

At Blatchington Mill School in Hove, West Sussex, a group of anti-war protesters risk a disaster in their GCSEs.

Unfair to whites? US universities await court verdict
By Megan Hayes - 17 March 12:00

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.

Good manners and mediocre teachers
By William Skidelsky - 17 March 12:00

William Skidelsky, who went first to a comprehensive and then to Eton, thinks Bristol University is

It's efficiency, not social engineering
By Staff blogger - 10 March 12:00

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.

Till debt do us part
By Fiona Sibley - 03 March 12:00

Observations on students

America - Andrew Stephen on America's stressed-out students
By Andrew Stephen - 10 February 12:00

US parents are so ambitious for their children that only Harvard, Yale or Princeton will do. Even th

Teachers take to the barricades
By Bulent Yusuf - 27 January 12:00

Observations on Northern Cyprus

The left shoots itself in the foot over fees
By Staff blogger - 27 January 12:00

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.

The glory of failure
By Hilary Burden - 20 January 12:00

From <em>The Office</em> to Estelle Morris, we are learning that success is not everything

How business will pay the university piper
By Francis Beckett - 20 January 12:00

Ministers will let more working-class children on to degree courses, but those students will have to

Charles Clarke for fairy godmother?
By Peter Kingston - 13 January 12:00

The further education colleges have four million students. Yet you'll read more about Eton than abou

A lesson from Moscow
By Benjamin Wegg-Prosser - 13 January 12:00

Benjamin Wegg-Prosser laments Clare Short's failure to renew aid to a school that supports democracy

Oh Lord, log them on, but not yet
By Roger Ridey - 16 December 12:00

The PM promises broadband for every school by 2006. Roger Ridey asks what happened to an earlier pro

The "no platform" issue returns to the campuses
By Johann Hari - 09 December 12:00

Rival student groups argue about boycotts of Muslims and Jews

America - Andrew Stephen on magic solutions for US schools
By Andrew Stephen - 09 December 12:00

Charter schools and vouchers were supposed to be the magic bullets to improve education. But nobody

Discriminate more, not less
By Francis Beckett - 09 December 12:00

Are universities giving preferential treatment to state school pupils, and rejecting private school

The fan - Hunter Davies wants to be Professor of Football
By Hunter Davies - 02 December 12:00

If only I'd waited, my book <em>The Glory Game</em> would have got me a PhD, writes </B>Hunter Davie

Bee Wilson on the hellish "Dairylea Lunchables"
By Bee Wilson - 02 December 12:00

Chuck out the crisps and chocolate, and the kids behave better

Monumental mistakes
By Tristram Hunt - 02 December 12:00

Heritage wonks have colonised the past for profit, replacing understanding with kitsch. Give us back

Why you can't find a plumber
By Jeff Howell - 25 November 12:00

Forget the chatter about graduates: worry about a shortage of people to build and repair houses

A republican's final act
By Francis Beckett - 18 November 12:00

Observations on Northern Ireland schools

How students will pay
By John Kampfner - 18 November 12:00

Observations on university fees

Universities: higher fees can help the poor
By Staff blogger - 04 November 12:00

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.

The real reason schools exclude
By Francis Beckett - 21 October 13:00

Observations on class conflict

NS Special Report - Comprehensives: a minute to midnight
By Francis Beckett - 14 October 13:00

Do you remember voting for the return of selection at 11? Well, it's coming all the same. Francis Be

A-levels: a crisis contrived by an elite
By Staff blogger - 30 September 13:00

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".

Bee Wilson on our children's odd ideas about food
By Bee Wilson - 30 September 13:00

Children were dismayed to find no baked beans at a farmers' market

Suzanne Moore on A-level twiddles and tweaks
By Suzanne Moore - 30 September 13:00

The latest A-level scandal sends out a message: the result of obsessive testing, league tables and o

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