issue: education



Friday 21 August 2015


The myth of England’s miserable kids

The Children’s Society’s latest report relies on nonsense measures and meaningless stats.

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Thursday 23 January 2014


The dangerous myth of today’s ‘toxic’ childhood

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Monday 4 November 2013


Giving sibling rivalry a bad name

The anti-bullying industry has now turned its attentions to brothers and sisters.

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Monday 16 January 2012


Ignore these pedlars of panic - the kids are all right

Report after report tells us that children are sad, lost and in need of expert intervention. Real-world evidence suggests otherwise.

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Thursday 27 May 2010


Sorry, but it can be GOOD for children to be bullied

Daily Mail

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Monday 1 March 2010


The myth of racist kids

The problem with anti-bullying and anti-racist policies

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Friday 26 February 2010


Racialising the playground

A brave new book challenges the introduction of anti-racist policies in British schools, arguing that they blow everyday spats out of proportion and split kids along ethnic lines.

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Monday 29 December 2008


‘Autistic children are now seen as a burden’

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick, author of Defeating Autism, talks to Helene Guldberg about how raising a child with autism can be made infinitely harder – emotionally, financially and practically – by the charlatanic ‘war on autism’.

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Thursday 3 January 2008


Shooting down the feminist Thought Police?

The UK government says adults should chill out and let boys play with toy guns. But who made us so uptight about kids’ play in the first place?

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Tuesday 16 October 2007


The myth of stressed and depressed schoolkids

If we’re not careful, claims that young people can’t cope with the ‘intense pressure’ of exams could become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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Monday 19 March 2007


A tick-box attitude to toddlers

When even infants are expected to achieve ‘69 early learning goals’, you know that no area of life is free from New Labour’s tyranny of targets.

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