Tackling extremism, building happier adults and delivering a generation that can adapt to rapid change. Putting thinking and thinkers at the heart of the curriculum should be an easy decision.
Despite all the media coverage, don't expect any clear decisions on national tax reform on Friday. But we should see more progress on other issues, including domestic violence and violent extremism.
Obama addressed the nation from the Oval Office Sunday night, attempting to steady fears after a terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California.
A frank debate about the causes of extremism and terrorism would acknowledge uncomfortable issues like the alienating impacts of racism, Islamophobia and Western military actions and foreign policy.
Calls for a reformed, modern Islam will not combat the political and social motivations that underly radical and extremist ideologies.
We need to communicate better how schools and universities can understand the process leading to extremism, rather than just providing a checklist of behaviours.
Young British Muslims are embroiled in a conundrum of non-belonging.
Apart from numerous worldwide threats including from China, Iran, North Korea and Russia, the US is taking more notice of Africa due to the expansion of extremist organisations on the continent.
One of the highlights of this year's Edinburgh festival, the confusion and uncertainty in James Hogg's classic is all too familiar to us.
The Channel programme is meant to protect children, but it could be breaching their rights.
David Cameron has attacked universities for allowing radical Islam to be spread on their campuses. But who draws the line when it comes to freedom of speech?
The British PM admitted that some Muslims don't feel they have a place in the UK.
The Islam that causes alarm and protests in the West is not representative of the beliefs and practices of the world's Muslims. Most are Asian and they are the ones more likely to migrate to the West.
Some, including Greece's ex-Finance Minister Varoufakis, have warned that the bailout's austerity will strengthen extremist parties like Golden Dawn. They're wrong.
Anti-immigration protesters carried nooses through the streets of Prague as police stood by without acting.
A struggle is underway for the heart and soul of Islam. Moderate Muslims need to engage in the contest to ensure their view of Islam is the one that prevails.
It may feel like the battle is being lost but some vital information has been gathered in the decade since the London bombings.
The extreme right and extreme left have found themselves united against Europe.
Attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia come against a backdrop of increasing extremist violence across the world.
Religious killing is the ultimate ideological statement, but it will not solve the murderer's grievances.