entertainment and education
Do you want CNN or ESPN with that burger?
Why can't I talk with you in a restaurant? Why do I have to talk to the TV?
Protecting the first “little platoon”
Society needs family values - but not the faith they are based on? Where a liberal proposal falls down.
Why schools deny that bullying causes suicide
They can't afford to take responsibility for their failed policies.
Single sex schooling and gender theory
New research questions the advantage of separate schools for boys and girls and suggests they lead to role stereotyping.
Dumbing down: the new SAT
Or how to raise education levels by lowering standards.
Why Christian ideals are the foundation of a secular society
Secularism is Europe’s noblest achievement and Christianity’s gift to the world, says an Oxford don.
The fatal dogma which keeps the bullying epidemic afloat
We need more wisdom, not fewer bullies.
Things you can learn from the zombie apocalypse
| 25 February 2014 |
Is it a metaphor for our dependence on an increasingly remote and inhuman economic system?
Is digital learning the end of education?
"Every child in front of a screen" sounds smart, but it may not be wise.
Groundhog Day turns 21
A film about tedium and futility has become a classic of American cinema.
Through the underworld to transcendence
Donna Tartt's splendid third novel The Goldfinch is a sharp critique of corrupt Western culture.
2014: the year the Super Bowl did niceness
Sure the Seahawks won 43-8, but what about the main act: the ads?
Should we really treat animals like humans?
All creatures are special, but some are more special than others.
Sex, schools and social suicide
If students attend schools which are run as sexual playgrounds, is it any wonder if they fail to learn?
False child abuse allegations take a heavy toll on teachers
Headlines give a very misleading picture of what actually happens in schools.
Time to clock off
The world does not need a calendar which does away with traditional holidays to make us more efficient.
A searing expose of forgotten horrors
12 Years a Slave is hard to watch but impossible to forget.
Surprised by Freude
On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, here's a reflection on a famous child who could have been aborted.
From Grantham to grandeur
Jonathan Aitken has written a sympathetic but perceptive biography of Margaret Thatcher.
Who has the right to form young minds?
A controversial national curriculum in the US raises a fundamental question.
Our pick of the films of 2013
The year just gone produced some amazing movies.
The sinner repents?
A warts-and-all tale of one of Britain's legendary spin-doctors, Damian McBride, the press officer to Gordon Brown.
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