Matthew Hunter

The Blob Has Run Schools For Decades. Not Any More

It seeped into every classroom and subsumed any attempt to destroy it. But the education establishment has met its match in Michael Gove

At Last: Gove Goes For the Culture of Excuses

Our most ambitious state schools are successfully challenging the suffocating idea that social class determines educational success

History Lessons for the 21st-Century Classroom

A generation of child-centred, progressive teachers will have to retire or be retrained if the past is to come alive again in schools

The Chaos Wrought By Progressive Education

A teacher reveals how 50 years of creeping moral relativism have left him helpless to turn his pupils into decent members of society

Child-Centered Learning Has Let My Pupils Down

The progressive orthodoxy in British education has left one in five school-leavers functionally illiterate. That ethos needs to change

Chaotic Legacy of the Classroom Radicals

Every day I grapple with unruly pupils who have no respect for teachers because discipline is treated as a dirty word in our schools

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"