Education

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New grammar schools need not bring back the problems of the old ones

13 August 2016 9:00 am

Those who want to revive grammar schools are accused of ‘bring backery’ — the unthinking idea that the past was…

"If not for my place at William Ellis, I might now be a dustman or road sweeper"

Why bringing back grammar schools won’t help social mobility

13 August 2016 9:00 am

By rights, I should be one of those Tories who is passionately in favour of grammar schools. After all, I…

GBR: Tony Blair Attends PM's Question Time

Tony Blair is top rotter in James Bloodworth’s The Myth of Meritocracy

11 June 2016 9:00 am

‘Your old man’s barking!’ I remember hissing indignantly at my then best friend Toby Young way back in the 1980s…

Universities’ war against truth

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Expressing certainty — about almost anything — is now a sure way to make yourself a pariah on campus

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SOAS now stands for School of Anti-Semitism

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Jewish students no longer feel safe as an Islamo-Marxist creed rules the once-vibrant School of Oriental and African Studies, says Adrian Hilton

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Cameron's sinister purge of the posh

4 June 2016 9:00 am

Should employees be judged by their parents’ income?

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Generation Snowflake: how we train our kids to be censorious cry-babies

4 June 2016 9:00 am

We’re training our children to be thin-skinned, censorious and belligerently entitled

The Three Second Rule

Prue Leith: British hotels still serve filthy food

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Why do we assume all doctors are good? We don’t think there are no bad cooks or bad plumbers. But…

The many, many resting places of St Thomas à Becket

28 May 2016 9:00 am

A man in full A relic said to contain a fragment of St Thomas à Becket’s elbow arrived from Hungary for…

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Equipped for life with a copy of Thucydides

28 May 2016 9:00 am

‘What distinguishes Cambridge from Oxford,’ wrote A.A. Milne in 1939, is that nobody who has been to Cambridge feels impelled…

300 signatures can be wrong. How about 2 million?

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Name check 306 business people signed a letter to the Daily Telegraph saying that Britain would be better off outside…

wooden singpost warning for dangerous cliff edges

Let’s make assisted dying legal for Brightonians

7 May 2016 9:00 am

I am having terrible trouble with my hair at the moment. It is lank, flat and lifeless. There are split…

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If the Sats-strike parents get their way only the poorer kids will suffer

7 May 2016 9:00 am

Tuesday’s protest against Key Stage 1 Sats was moronic on so many levels that it’s hard to know where to…

Putting a price on Winston Churchill’s head

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Getting a head Barack Obama dismissed Boris Johnson’s accusations that he shown disdain for Sir Winston Churchill by removing a bust…

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I have seen classroom miracles at Michaela Community School

19 March 2016 9:00 am

It was like being on the set of an inspirational Hollywood film about a visionary teacher who transforms the lives…

A portrait of repression? Life class at the Female School of Art, Queen’s Square, London, 1868

Are single-sex schools good for girls?

12 March 2016 9:00 am

Alice Cockerell and Camilla Swift, who both went to girls’ schools, debate the question

Aim high: moody teenage girls end up as young women ready to face adult life with confidence

Years after my school military training, the Force is still with me

12 March 2016 9:00 am

Alexandra Farrelly says school military training was the making of her

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Private-school ‘superheads’ are a publicity-seeking waste of time

20 February 2016 9:00 am

Private-school ‘superheads’ are wonderful for publicity.They may not be so good for teaching

David Cameron speaks with schoolchildren on a visit to Luton (Photo: Getty)

Why I now believe in positive discrimination

6 February 2016 9:00 am

The Prime Minister no doubt knew he would be fanning the flames when he waded into the argument about the…

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To survive as a Tory teacher, you have to keep quiet

6 February 2016 9:00 am

Surviving as a Tory teacher means keeping quiet

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Who speaks up for poor white boys when it comes to their education?

6 February 2016 9:00 am

David Cameron can be a frustrating figure at times. He wrote an article for the Sunday Times this week in…

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Why Pakistan’s most successful businesswoman should be celebrated

16 January 2016 9:00 am

The entrepreneur Seema Aziz has founded 256 schools and transformed the lives of many thousands of people. So why does the West ignore her remarkable story?

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Q: What is a good school? A: One that everybody else likes

16 January 2016 9:00 am

A few months ago I received a call from someone running a small private school near New York. They believed…

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Osborne's ringfence cycle

28 November 2015 9:00 am

By now, George Osborne had hoped to have completed his austerity programme. Instead, he finds himself making what is, still,…

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Guinness and oysters — or beef and Haut-Brion — in deepest Ireland

21 November 2015 9:00 am

We were talking about the West of Ireland and agreed that there were few greater gastronomic pleasures than a slowly…