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
Children were dismayed to find no baked beans at a farmers' market
The latest A-level scandal sends out a message: the result of obsessive testing, league tables and o
My son is off to college, but his friend "Rattie" won't go, now or ever
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".
The offspring of poor, dysfunctional families have been dubbed "feral children" by the right-wing pr
I've found something brilliant. Honest, I really have
Television - Andrew Billen finds <em>College Girls</em> contains nothing titillating at all
Ministers want teachers to become entrepreneurs, and sell services to each other
Many English schoolchildren have a nutritionally deficient diet
Book clubs have become the latest way to prove your intellectual superiority. You choose a highbrow
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.
Ivy League "meal plans" are a hideous waste of food and money
From Alaska to New Mexico, every university-bound student has to sit SATs. Yet as Britain starts to
State of the Union: a century of American labor
Nelson Lichtenstein <em>Princeton University, 298p
Observations on mass hysteria
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.
Why, in 2002, does a school have rain pouring through its rotting window frames? Francis Beckett rep
Brown, the great engineer and planner, will dish out the money - but he wants it to affect the way w
From a travelling kitchen, Bee Wilson gives lessons on how to make plain bread dough