Oxford Is Selling Degrees To Pay For Bureaucrats

One of the world’s great universities is being slowly suffocated by an over-powerful central administration that is beholden to Whitehall

‘The Gove Revolution’

Read about education policy in this Standpoint ebook

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

‘Please Sir, I Just Want to Learn More’

The Education Secretary wants every child to have the chance to climb the ladder, just as he did — hence his reforms will go ahead

Why Students Should Be Glad To Pay Tuition Fees

Britain’s best universities are second only to America’s in the world, thanks to their legal and financial autonomy from government

Decline and Fall of the History Men

Historical awareness is no longer seen as the cornerstone of a good education. We are falling victim to cultural amnesia

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

Ring Leaders

The London Boxing Academy Community Project provided an opportunity for expelled teens to escape the cycle of benefit culture and gang life — its innovation should be celebrated

Underrated: Chris Woodhead

The iconoclastic former Chief Inspector of Schools understood the dangers of state control.

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"