What are school exams for?
Category: education & childhood
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.
Boarding school, a peculiarly British form of abuse, has devastating impacts not only on the boarders, but on those they grow up to dominate.
A short, simple factsheet on the impacts of traffic pollution on children’s health
My (very controversial) column on the lives for which the schooling system prepares our children.
Only by crossing social boundaries and coming together can we resist the forces that threaten to crush us.
An ability to contest the circumstances of our birth is an essential element of our humanity.
Amputating Life Close to Its Base
How the universities allow a corporate cult to capture and destroy their best students
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.
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.
The way we are governed is inexplicable – until you understand the upbringing of the elite.
Some dead children are mourned; others are dehumanised.
There’s a second environmental crisis, just as potent as the first.
The history of family life has been wildly misrepresented by conservatives.
Classroom Class Politics
Education policy under this government exacerbates social injustice
Rewilding Our Children
Hope for humanity lies in recognising their animal nature.