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

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

Observations on university fees

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

Observations on Northern Ireland schools

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

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

Darcus Howe on how a shotgun ended a boy's dreams
By Darcus Howe - 30 September 13:00

My son is off to college, but his friend "Rattie" won't go, now or ever

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".

Yah boo to a Daily Mail myth
By Johann Hari - 23 September 13:00

The offspring of poor, dysfunctional families have been dubbed "feral children" by the right-wing pr

The fan - Hunter Davies finds something brilliant (really!)
By Hunter Davies - 23 September 13:00

I've found something brilliant. Honest, I really have

No sex please, we're students
By Andrew Billen - 16 September 13:00

Television - Andrew Billen finds <em>College Girls</em> contains nothing titillating at all

Welcome to your local school, plc
By Francis Beckett - 16 September 13:00

Ministers want teachers to become entrepreneurs, and sell services to each other

Back to the 19th century
By Peter Wilby - 02 September 13:00

Observations on schools

Bee Wilson wants free school meals for all
By Bee Wilson - 02 September 13:00

Many English schoolchildren have a nutritionally deficient diet

America - Andrew Stephen finds the latest American craze
By Andrew Stephen - 26 August 13:00

Book clubs have become the latest way to prove your intellectual superiority. You choose a highbrow

Who cares if standards are falling?
By Staff blogger - 26 August 13:00

For schools and teachers, the annual announcement of GCSE and A-level results is a classic no-win situation: whether passes are up or down, they will be taken as evidence of declining standards, the result of teachers' incompetence in one case and softer marking in the other.

Bee Wilson on wasteful Ivy League "meal plans"
By Bee Wilson - 12 August 13:00

Ivy League "meal plans" are a hideous waste of food and money

America - Andrew Stephen asks why in the world we want Anerican-style SATs
By Andrew Stephen - 12 August 13:00

From Alaska to New Mexico, every university-bound student has to sit SATs. Yet as Britain starts to

Union blues
By Jennifer Szalai - 05 August 13:00

State of the Union: a century of American labor

Nelson Lichtenstein <em>Princeton University, 298p

Scratching the Bin Laden itch
By Elaine Showalter - 29 July 13:00

Observations on mass hysteria

Why students should pay more
By Staff blogger - 15 July 13:00

It may be thought a sad comment on the muddled and ill-informed state of contemporary political debate that new Labour's most redistributive and social democratic policy is the one that has attracted most odium from the left.

Private profit, public squalor
By Francis Beckett - 15 July 13:00

Why, in 2002, does a school have rain pouring through its rotting window frames? Francis Beckett rep

Power to the poor people?
By Stephen Pollard - 15 July 13:00

Observations on vouchers

Politically incorrect - John Kampfner reveals Brown's grand design
By John Kampfner - 15 July 13:00

Brown, the great engineer and planner, will dish out the money - but he wants it to affect the way w

Bee Wilson praises meals-on-wheels for children
By Bee Wilson - 08 July 13:00

From a travelling kitchen, Bee Wilson gives lessons on how to make plain bread dough

Stalin in school
By Staff blogger - 17 June 13:00

This month, at least a million and a half young people are taking A-levels or AS-levels. Hundred of thousands more, from the age of seven upwards, are sitting other examinations.