Category: education & childhood

Lessons Unlearnt

Privatisation, outsourcing, packed classrooms and a total government failure to make them safe expose schools to deadly levels of infection.

University of Life

Ecology and Earth systems, from which all life flows, should be at the heart of learning.

The Unlearning

Boarding school, a peculiarly British form of abuse, has devastating impacts not only on the boarders, but on those they grow up to dominate.

Car Sick

A short, simple factsheet on the impacts of traffic pollution on children’s health

Factory Outlet

My (very controversial) column on the lives for which the schooling system prepares our children.

Talking Cure

Only by crossing social boundaries and coming together can we resist the forces that threaten to crush us.

All Change

An ability to contest the circumstances of our birth is an essential element of our humanity.

The Child Inside

Children are being airbrushed from our towns and cities. No wonder they stay indoors.

Rewild the Child

A week in the countryside is worth three months in a classroom.

The Healing

How a community might recover from a horror that defies imagination.

Suckled on Lies

The case for banning advertisements aimed at children is overwhelming.

A Capitalist Command Economy

Forcing schools into the hands of unelected oligarchs is the latest contradiction of everything the market fetishists claim to stand for.

Another Country

The way we are governed is inexplicable – until you understand the upbringing of the elite.

Housebroken

There’s a second environmental crisis, just as potent as the first.

Kin Hell

The history of family life has been wildly misrepresented by conservatives.

The Sacrificial Caste

In this and other nations, there are groups of children who can be abused with impunity.