Education

Why did Teach First take down my blog on genetics, IQ and education?

4 November 2017 9:00 am

I had the unusual experience last Sunday of appearing on a panel to defend free speech having been the victim…

Over-protective parents are making kids miserable – and fat

28 October 2017 9:00 am

We think we are protecting children but we are harming them

Sadly, no school can teach true grit

21 October 2017 9:00 am

I am currently wrestling with a dilemma. I have agreed to contribute to a panel discussion on character education at…

Michael Rosen reveals what a nasty place 1950s Britain was

7 October 2017 9:00 am

In 1952, the five-year-old Michael Rosen and his brother were taken on holiday along the Thames by their communist parents.…

Do one in four girls aged 14 really suffer from depression? Probably not

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Are British teenagers suffering from an epidemic of mental illness? Yes, according to a ‘government-funded study’ which found that 24…

You can conquer America – if you’re brilliant, rich and super-organised

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Everyone’s applying to the US but be warned: getting in is tough. Ysenda Maxtone-Graham

Traditional school trunks and tuck boxes are treasures for life

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Traditional trunks and tuck boxes are treasures for life. Laura Freeman

The top British schools that can’t give away places

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Help with school fees is available – but many 100 per cent bursaries are left to go begging. Susan Hamlyn

Ignore the fees naysayers – it still pays to go to university

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Despite the huge expansion in higher education, it still pays to go to university, says Ross Clark

Pray time is just as vital as play time in our schools

9 September 2017 9:00 am

A traditional church service is a vital part of school life. Harry Mount

Four schools you need to know about now

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Snapshots of four notable schools

Learning? It’s a walk in the park, says Rod Liddle

9 September 2017 9:00 am

My school trip, by Rod liddle

GCSE reform is just the halfway point of the schools revolution we need

26 August 2017 9:00 am

George Tomlinson, the post-war education secretary, declared that politicians should leave exams to the teachers because ‘the minister knows nowt…

Ignore the half-wit experts – the new GCSE marking system is as easy as 1,2,3...

26 August 2017 9:00 am

The amount of nonsense being talked about the new GCSEs in English and maths, whereby exams have been graded 9-1…

‘Levelling down’ in schools is the problem, not the solution

19 August 2017 9:00 am

The education gap Sir: It is disappointing that Toby Young (‘Parents, not schools, are key to the knowledge gap’, 5…

A fallen comedy god, schoolroom panto and Trumpageddon: Edinburgh Fringe round-up

12 August 2017 9:00 am

What is the Edinburgh Fringe? It’s a sabbatical, a pit stop, a pause-and-check-the-map opportunity for actors who don’t quite know…

Letters: declinism and the backward character of British education

15 July 2017 9:00 am

Technical education Sir: I am grateful to Robert Tombs for highlighting the baleful use of ‘declinism’ as part of the…

Congratulations to Rod for predicting the election result

17 June 2017 9:00 am

Divining Rod Sir: Please congratulate Rod Liddle on being the only commentator who accurately forecast the uncertain general election result…

Schoolgirl days that mark you for life

10 June 2017 9:00 am

It’s not often that books make me laugh aloud. Even books I’m officially finding funny often do no more than…

Letters: how jihadists justify killing women and children

3 June 2017 9:00 am

Ignoring the hadith Sir: Douglas Murray and Jenny McCartney (‘The known wolf’ and ‘A war on joy’, 27 May) are…

The world loves our grammar school system – so why don’t we?

27 May 2017 9:00 am

The world loves our grammar schools – why don’t we?

Spectator Letters: Independent schools provide all-round education

8 April 2017 9:00 am

All-round education Sir: While much of Ross Clark’s analysis of the direction that independent education has taken is spot on…

How private schools are risking their charitable status

1 April 2017 9:00 am

Private schools have undermined their charitable status by dashing so shamelessly upmarket

I fit the left’s conception of a populist like a bespoke glove

25 March 2017 9:00 am

My joints were aching suddenly and unaccountably — fingers, wrists, elbows, knees, toes — so I cried off the dinner…