TEACH Grants, Loans And Why The Hell Do People Want The Government To Do...

An interesting little example of how government actually works here. No, not a story of how it should work. Nor of how we'll all be sniffing unicorn farts if only the bureaucrats got to run more of our lives....

Higher Teacher Salaries Only Work If You Change Who The Teachers Are

An interesting finding here. Sure, higher teacher salaries work. But not by paying the people currently teaching more so that they devote more effort, have fewer extracurricular work, all that. It's by attracting higher quality entrants into the system....

All That US Help To Poor Kids In School Makes No Difference At All

At least, no great difference in the gap between poor kids and richer kids in achievements at school. Which is something of a pity because the US does spend a fortune on these things. Might even be better to...

Proof Perfect That We Should Leave The Grammar Schools Alone

The argument against grammar schools is that they perpetuate privilege. The middle classes - the upper middle classes even - use them to give their children a leg up in life. This cannot be stood for, equality is all. Yet...

Schools Don’t Just Educate Kids, They Warehouse Them

This is a little case of confusing desired status with reality. A primary school is going to give the children Friday afternoon off. On the grounds that they don't learn anything, their brains tired after a week of lessons....

Teacher Pensions Aren’t A Stealth Tax Upon Universities

The basic point about pensions is that they are deferred wages. We go to work, we gain compensation for having to spend our time at work. Some of that compensation comes in having an interesting - or not -...

CUCA’s Response To Cambridge U’s Revocation Of Jordan Peterson’s Fellowship Offer

I think we could have guessed that the Cambridge University Conservative Association weren't going to be happy over this. The manner in which Cambridge University rescinded it's offer of a Fellowship - a Visting one to be sure -...

Kamala Harris’ Teacher Pay Rise – But Education’s Not A Federal Issue

Kamala Harris has decided to float a plan to raise teachers' pay as part of her bid for the Democratic nomination. Which is puzzling, as she wants to get selected to run for President and K-12 isn't a Federal...

Donald Trump Just Fired An Awful Lot Of Grievance Studies Professors

Donald Trump just issued an executive order insisting that colleges obey the First Amendment. That something is wrong with American academia is shown by the very necessity of reminding all that they should, really, be obeying the law. But...

Labour’s Lucy Powell Insists Universities Are Thick As Pigsh**

There's really no way around this, the Labor MP Lucy Powell is claiming, nay insisting, that all the universities in the country are entirely as thick as pigstercore*. Not just them either. Also every business in the country, or...

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s Wasted His Money On This Climate Report

Huzzah and celebrations because Leonardo DiCaprio has turned his river of money from the movies into a climate change report which shows us all...