So, Labour Wants To Steal All The Money From Eton

To be against private schools, well, chacun a son gout as the enemy say. That parents sending their kids to them also already pay the taxes to fund the state education system is one of those things people like...

Parents Like School Choice Even Though It Makes No Difference

Or rather, school choice appears to make no difference to exam results. And yet parents still prefer it. On the grounds that there are other things that schools teach or inculcate than just exam results. This should be regarded...

It Is, Of Course, A Bit Much To Expect Logic From Rhiannon

Ms. Cosslett tells us that knowing more than one language is a jolly thing to do. Indeed it is. And yet we've that same old lack of logic in the encomium. Being able to speak more than one language has...

The N Word Row – Clearly This PhD Student Shouldn’t Be At Cambridge

The reason to be at university is that one is uneducated and wish to become more educated. The very presence at an institution of learning is a pure and complete admission that more learning needs to take place. That is,...

But How Many Foreigners Are Doing Creative Arts And Grievance Studies?

Around and about half of student loans are never repaid, meaning that the taxpayer - you and me - picks up the bill. This isn't a sensible manner of funding the universities but it is the one we've got....

Generation Snowflake – Maths Question About Calories Triggers Students

Given the collective age around here we've not quite got to the point of understanding the "trigger" fashion. As far as we do grasp the concept it's that God's Little Snowflakes should never be exposed to anything nasty because...

Apparently Britain Does Something About Schooling Right – Starting Early

Most countries start school later than the UK does. This appears to be something the UK has got right too. Get 'em young so they start learning young: The benefits of starting school early Thomas Cornelissen, Christian Dustmann 08 June 2019 Primary...

Jeopardy! jeopardised

This is fun! I picked this up this nugget from Ed Surge. It’s amazing what ingenuity people go to in order to get something. And this seems like it paid off nicely! You can read part of the story here. Episode 912:...

Perfect, We Can Abolish Private Schools – But, Then, Why Would We Bother?

There's a vociferous section of British opinion that insists that we must abolish private schools. This is just the rich buying privilege for their offspring. The extra money available for teaching budgets means that these little fauntleroys can lord...

Augar Review – No, Don’t Slash Fees, Raise Them, Increase The Interest Rate

Philip Augar is running a review into university fees, student loans and all that sort of thing. It's the usual Great and the Good type report, chair this review, deliver the right political answer, get admitted to that nice...

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International Statistic Of The Year – 90.5% Of All Plastics Aren’t...

From The Conversation: This year, I served on the judging panel for The Royal Statistical Society’s International Statistic of the Year. On Dec. 18, we announced the...