Head in the books: do standardized exams have anything to offer students?Jake Lyell/Alamy

Argument: Are exams bad for children?

Teachers Stephanie Schneider and Matt Christison go head-to-head.

Read this article

The food rush

The food rush

Maize and wheat are hot assets, right up there with gold. But since investors piled into food markets, the poorest can no longer afford to eat. Hazel Healy gets to grips with the commodity speculators.

Read this article

Earthworks 2008 cartoon competition

Earthworks 2008 cartoon competition

Earthworks 2008: highlighting cartoonists from the global South taking part in the Biennial Ken Sprague competition.

Buy this magazine

NI 415 - Drowning in plastic - September, 2008