What Inequality? Even The Rich Have To Cheat Their Way Into College These Days

This strikes me as all most amusing. A scam whereby the children of the rich and famous get to cheat on their college entrance exams has just been busted. Well, an alleged scam that is. But one which seems...

Cambridge University Decides To Increase Drop Out Rates Among Disadvantaged Students

It does seem rather cruel to set people up to fail. Even, ambitiously cruel to set them up to fail while tying a debt millstone around their necks. But this is what Cambridge University is doing. Even as they...

There’s A Simple Solution To Teacher Stress – Abolish School Holidays

We're told that teachers suffer terribly from stress. Given the source I'd not want to put all that much weight on the finding. What, more stress than commission only salesmen? Than firefighters? Paramedics? Still, take the finding as true. There's...

Angela Rayner Needs Schooling – Education Is Not A Public Good

It is entirely possible to say that education is good for the public, that it's a good - perhaps service but still - desired by the public but it's not true to say that education is a public good....

British Universities, State Schools And The Lake Wobegon Effect

Shocking figures out today from the Higher Education Statistical Authority today as we're told that half of British universities are letting in more of those poor dullards from state schools. Quite why they've taken it upon themselves to pollute...

How German – Your Children Will Be Educated By The State, Not Homeschooled

The usual stereotype of Germany, where everything not forbidden is mandatory, is only a little overblown. After all the one great lesson of the social sciences is that all stereotypes are based upon at least a nugget of truth....

Scottish Teacher Recruitment Problems – So, Abolish National Pay Rates

It appears that there are problems in recruiting teachers in Scotland - the answer therefore is to abolish those national pay scales. For quite obviously it is not true that all teaching jobs are of the same value, therefore...

Labour Insists The University Admissions System Is Staffed By The Ignorant

There could be a certain amount of truth to this contention, that the British university system is staffed by the ignorant. We think particularly of Bath Spa University which has been offering £750 sign ups to new students -...

George Monbiot Forgets Gramsci’s Long March Through The Institutions

There are indeed legitimate complaints to make about academia and this isn't one of them. That academics study advertising and its effect upon us humans out here. For the proper study of Man is Mankind, no? Therefore studying what...

The University Of The West Of England’s Suicide Rate Is Bang On Average, Or...

There's one of these little scandalettes about the suicide rate at the University of the West of England. A student representative wanted to know what it was, the uni didn't have the numbers, then it did and, well, that's...

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Evgeny Morozov Wants To Nationalise Our Data – Then Reinvent The...

I've long wondered what Evgeny Morozov is actually for. As a deep thinker he seems to be one of the cast offs from a...

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