14 février 2016

Deepening inequality is the high price students will pay for free education

The ConversationBy . University students have scored some massive victories since “fees must fall” entered South Africa’s lexicon. They have secured more government funding for fees. More...

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Free university education is not the route to social justice

The ConversationBy . “Free education in our lifetime” is the campaign slogan many students have adopted in the recent protests across South Africa against university fee increases. More...

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Why music education needs to incorporate more diversity

The ConversationBy . As presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to insist upon banning Muslims from entering the U.S. and espousing a need for a wall along the Mexican border, heating up anti-immigration and racist rhetoric, it’s essential we consider this: one in four students under the age of eight in the U.S. has an immigrant parent. More...

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Many low-income students use only their phone to get online. What are they missing?

The ConversationBy . A recent report, “Opportunity for all? Technology and learning in low income families,” shows that one-quarter of those earning below the median income and one-third of those living below poverty level accessed the Internet only through their mobile devices. More...

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Shouldn’t there be a time limit on Mickey’s copyright?

The ConversationBy . In 1998, the U.S. Congress passed the Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998 (CTEA). CTEA expanded on the Copyright Act of 1976 by retroactively extending all existing copyrights by 20 years. More...

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The murder of my friend Giulio Regeni is an attack on academic freedom

The ConversationBy . The body of Giulio Regeni was discovered in a ditch in Cairo on February 2, showing evidence of torture, and a slow and horrific death. Giulio was studying for a PhD at the University of Cambridge, and was carrying out research on the formation of independent trade unions in post-Mubarak Egypt. There is little doubt that his work would have been extremely important in his field, and he had a career ahead of him as an important scholar of the region. More...

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