18 August 2005

The A-level debate: a failure of intelligence

How the annual row over the rising pass rate misses the mark.

11 August 2005

Schooled in self-esteem

A teacher’s proposal to ‘delete the word "fail" from the educational vocabulary’ was dismissed by ministers. But in practise, schools are already doing it.

20 July 2005

Masters in procrastination

Universities can feel like graduate factories

1 July 2005

Studying science for its own sake

Ignore philistine government officials: there’s nothing ‘nineteenth century’ about the pure science subjects.

28 April 2005

What is education for?

None of the political parties seems to have a clue.

28 April 2005

A culture of copy-and-paste

When US students see their degree as little more than a route to a job, is it any wonder that plagiarism is rife?

28 April 2005

A French lesson

Three new books by teachers in France expose the fallacies of the popular 'child-centred' model of education.

24 March 2005

Red Lake: a tragedy, not a lesson

Overreacting to high-school shootings causes more harm than good.

25 February 2005

Making a meal out of school dinners

Jamie Oliver’s campaign for better grub for schoolkids promotes modern prejudices about food.

21 February 2005

We don’t need no thought control

The UK government sees schools as a weapon in its war against feckless parents and feral children.