Speaking in tongues
In a world that converses only in English, we’ll talk only of banal things: that’s why I want my children to be bilingual
An inconvenient child
My six-year-old son was suspended as a danger to others. His crime? A disability you could find in any classroom
Master of many trades
Our age reveres the specialist but humans are natural polymaths, at our best when we turn our minds to many things
The play deficit
Children today are cossetted and pressured in equal measure. Without the freedom to play they will never grow up
Hidden in plain view
British society is still deeply damaged by class differences. Why won't policy makers act on the evidence?
After decades under a Soviet stranglehold of rote learning, Lithuania’s schools are opening the doors to creativity
The begging bowl
British universities have a lot to learn about philanthropy – not least how to restrain its academic influence
Virtues of uncertainty
Schools are in the business of forming character – so what kind of people will thrive in the 21st century?