Surprise! Genes Matter For Education, Bye Bye Blank Slate

Over on the non-thinking left it has long been standard theory that genes, inheritance, even intelligence, don't matter or not much concerning schooling. We're...

If Universities Aren’t Producing The Workers Business Wants Then There’s No Economic Argument For...

There's a standard Stalinist mistake made in the education sector these days. It is to assume that more capital makes us all richer, without...

The Report Into Sex Abuse Allegations At Downside And Ampleforth

The report into historic reports of sexual abuse of children at Ampleforth and Downside has been released. There's a personal interest here as I...

It Is Paranoia To Spot A Conspiracy About Children’s Pre-School Speaking Ability

Entirely just a scare story, something invented in the corners of our own heads. To see this complaining about children's pre-school literacy and verbosity...

So, Just What Were The Positive Aspects Of Slavery?

It probably isn't a good idea to set 13 year olds a piece of school work which asks them to list the positive aspects...

Students Are Killing Themselves – Clearly, We Must Reverse The Expansion Of The Universities

We've news that the suicide rate among university students is now above that for the population in general. This is indeed a problem. From...

The Value Of Internships

Some commentators falsely suppose that unpaid internships are no more than exploitation of free labour.  They suggest that interns working for no money deprive...

Britain Should Abolish Computer Science Degrees

We all know the modern educational mantra. This sector of the economy is becoming more important, people must be educated in this sector of...

Now Here’s a Surprise, University Works

Given the calibre of some of the people I know teach in a modern British university I'm unlikely to believe that the system works...