Katharine Birbalsingh

Toby Young at Heart

'It is only when one tries to do good that one discovers just how many people will try to prevent one's sucess'

Not Black and White

Why should ethnic minorities be castigated for voting Conservative when the Left have betrayed them educationally?

Sold out

‘The madness of the education debate has reached a point where NUT members would prefer to see a school building sold to a capitalist developer rather than see a free school succeed’

One Year To Go

‘The opposition to free schools can be intimidating—you’d think we were building nuclear bombs, not setting up a school’

Teaching Rioters The Right Lessons

Low academic standards are producing undisciplined young people. The English Baccalaureate (EBac) offers a renewed rigour

Classroom Bullies

The teaching unions don’t care about teachers or children. They care only about themselves. The result is a broken education system

Free At Last

With the State System failing our children, only free schools can provide an affordable, quality education for all

Give Them the Facts

The education system's emphasis on skills and "learning to learn" denies the truth that acquiring knowledge teaches children to think

The Kids are Not All Right and I Am Angry

Thrown out of her school after addressing the Conservative Party conference, this teacher explains her change of mind

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"