James Tooley

How Philip Larkin f****d me up

20 April 2019 9:00 am

I first came across Philip Larkin’s poem ‘This Be the Verse’ when I was 18 in the late 1970s. You…

Low-cost private schools are transforming lives in the third world

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Private schools in the United Kingdom are affordable only to those on the highest incomes. But surprisingly to many, this…

Our browbeaten universities

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Are university vice-chancellors paid too much? The government clearly thinks so, and is planning to fine universities that can’t justify…

A lesson in bias on private schools

21 March 2015 9:00 am

What’s wrong with low-cost education in poor countries? Quite a lot, you might think, if you read a new report…

Malala for free schools

9 November 2013 9:00 am

That Malala Yousafzai, the girl the Taleban tried to murder, is a brave and resolute young woman is not in…