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.

Bee Wilson says cookery teachers can't cook
By Bee Wilson - 10 June 13:00

Cookery teachers are now unable to make basics, such as scones or bread

NS Essay - Whose culture are we talking about?
By Deborah Cameron - 03 June 13:00

In our attitudes both to immigrants and to foreign languages in schools, we take it for granted that

The royal faith forum
By Francis Beckett - 03 June 13:00

<em>Junk the Jubilee</em>

Bee Wilson
By Bee Wilson - 20 May 13:00

More water issues: staying cool at school is a serious business

Sarah doesn't go to school any more
By Jenni Russell - 13 May 13:00

Proposals to take a tough line on truants make good talking points for politicians; but they simply

Commercial breaks
By Bee Wilson - 22 April 13:00

Food - Bee Wilson counts the cost of vending machines in schools

Culinary curriculum
By Bee Wilson - 08 April 13:00

Food - Bee Wilson says cooking is the most important subject

At last, they're sitting in again
By Helena Smith - 08 April 13:00

In America, campus protest is back - and this time, the campaign is not for faraway peasants, but fo

The secret lessons
By Jenni Russell - 08 April 13:00

Almost unnoticed, a revolution has taken place in state education. Thousands of parents, outside sch

How I earned a kicking as soon as I came to England
By Darcus Howe - 01 April 13:00

Next weekend, I celebrate the anniversary of an event that changed the course of my life. I arrived at Southampton 40 years ago, carrying a British and Commonwealth passport with a photograph that bore the stamp of innocence, details of name and birth, and my occupation - civil servant.

Why teachers are so ungrateful
By Francis Beckett - 01 April 13:00

Labour has indeed poured money into the schools, but it has done so in a way that provokes more unre

At the weekend, Islam gets angry
By Burhan Wazir - 18 February 12:00

Burhan Wazir reports on the Muslim Saturday morning schools, and finds a more divisive culture than