Despite the fact that competition for funding and accountability has increased in German higher education, there is still a general consensus that it is a public system and should be state-funded.
Education is more than what happens passively to a child.
With the government planning to abolish student number controls in English universities, will the prestige of university be lost?
Harassment is rife in UK universities – the passing the buck approach of “not on my campus” is no longer acceptable.
Our children’s toy choices tell us something not just about how they see themselves, but how they see the world we’re creating for them.
Students graduating from university face huge debt, a difficult job market and declining starting salaries. Despite this, we shouldn’t allow education to become dominated by economics.
As students across the country receive their GCSE results, many will be realising that there is no escape from comparisons with their peers thanks to the growth of social media. But does it represent the truth?
With students paying more than ever, richer data is needed for them to accurately know how much their course will enhance their prospects.
Great Yarmouth, Norwich and Waveney all fall in the area of East Anglia where Ukip recorded its best results in local elections. They also contain some of the country’s worst schools.
Between 10 and 30 per cent of British university students have taken pills such as Modafinil and Ritalin to improve their memory and heighten their concentration.
Seven habits of highly unpopular people.
The Roman Catholic state school – which was attended by two of Tony Blair’s children and where Nick Clegg’s son is currently a pupil – has been censured for using a faith-based entry system to cherrypick white, privileged pupils.
The demand for places at the UK’s seven existing vet schools vastly exceeds supply, and universities are expanding to take advantage of the fees on offer. And yet, the veterinary profession they will enter has changed beyond recognition.
Reports show that London schools are outperforming the rest of the country. And it’s not just London - the “city effect” is improving results in Birmingham and Manchester too.
I believe it’s important that students uphold the employment standards that we would want to see for ourselves.
Peter Wilby’s First Thoughts column.
To get the best out of it, investment in learning technology needs to be results driven.
The tragedy lay in the way the system was allowed to continue long past the point where its failings were clear.
The problem in these schools is not an issue of radicalisation.
My teacher friend requested information about free schools from the DfE under FoI law. After a year and a half of appeals ruling in her favour, the DfE still refuses to release the information. Now it’s going to court.
Liberal or pluralist multiculturalism?
Selective education works for the chosen few, but the rest do worse than under a non-selective system.
Meritocracy – embodied in the grammar school system – is concerned with achieving equality between equals and permitting inequality between un-equals.
Reforms set to take effect from September 2015 will see English literature become an optional subject, reserved for only the brightest students, which will not count to schools’ Ofstead rankings.
The women’s officer of Oxford’s student union, OUSU, and another student have started a campaign for the Oxford Union president to resign from his post after he was accused of rape and attempted rape.
All resources should be concentrated on ensuring that no child is denied the basic right to an education.
You know, and I know, that exams are an awful hazing ritual, but to beat the system you must first learn how to play it.
Peter Wilby’s First Thoughts column.
If only right-wing papers and politicians were always as generous to state school teachers as they have been in the past few days to Ann Maguire, the teacher who was stabbed to death by a pupil at a Catholic secondary school in Leeds.
Of course, whiteboards do not have the space for the full complexity of the arguments about racial insensitivity, not do they represent everybody’s experiences, but they can start an important discussion about the micro-aggressions that make it difficult to express offence.