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Leading Article: Thinking matters

There should be less need for an independent school like Wellington College to appoint a thinker-in-residence to develop pupils' thinking skills than for a state school to do so. After all, Wellington is free from the national currciculum and can decide what it wants to teach for itself.

How Academe is helping students - and the nation - survive the slump

The notion that universities are ivory towers, training people to do useless and self-indulgent things, is being put to rest in the recession – because many universities are falling over themselves to lay on short courses for unemployed people or arrange industry placements for their graduates.

Columnist Comments


Dominic Lawson: Higher taxes will drive businesses abroad

I was in the Commons when my father removed the old higher rates


Mary Dejevsky: The US relies on experts – we ignore them

US academics are needed outside the ivory tower


Terence Blacker: No lessons in fairness please, Harriet

Ms Harman's proposal is less an equality bill than a niceness bill

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