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Students as Slaves (to Debt)

I have been writing a great deal about coerced labor recently. Here is a new manifestation of it. In a “reform” of the bankruptcy laws (ca 2005, I think), it became all but impossible for students to discharge their student loans in a bankruptcy. 282 more words


Ficamaua! A young person reflects...

Chris Burkette is a young person from the Brentwood Diocese who is currently on CAFOD’s Step into the GAP programme. He writes:

“I recently ran a CAFOD workshop to help inform young people within the Brentwood Diocese of the… 410 more words


Teaching History with Tinkercad

Hey teachers! Did you know Tinkercad is a great tool for teaching history? It provides an easy and engaging way to bring historical topics to life by creating physical representations of concepts. 30 more words


Atlanta company caught up in special education controversy in Texas

A Georgia company is caught up in a controversy in Texas involving a no-bid contract it got in Texas, the Austin American-Statesman reports.

A federal complaint was filed over the award of the $4.4 million contract to… 139 more words


The Official Slacker Handbook

Sarah Dunn is the author of The Official Slacker Handbook.  This book was published in 1994, so some of the information is not applicable.  However, it is an amusing book to read. 81 more words

What's Right With Schools: Isaac Tomblin and East Lyme H.S.

EAST LYME, Conn (WTNH) — Holiday music is in the air at East Lyme High School.

There’s reason to celebrate.

It was named a National Blue Ribbon… 216 more words


How much cross-subsidy? Research funding and the British university*

A recent HEPI report exposes the confidence trick that sustains British higher education. Research excellence leads to high international status; this in turn leads to high numbers of international students; and these students underwrite the research. 937 more words

telescoper reblogged this on In the Dark and commented:

This post makes some very important points about how research is so underfunded in UK universities that it can only be sustained by cross-subsidy from teaching income mainly generated by other subjects, especially from overseas students who are charged extremely high fees. This is particularly true for experimental science subjects, for which the cost of research activity far exceeds the funds available from government agencies. I don't think it will be long until this leads to a crisis. In fact, I think it's happening already.