12 juin 2019

I was an expert witness against a teacher who taught students to question the Holocaust

The ConversationWhen I first set out to research how the Holocaust was being depicted in textbooks in New Jersey’s public schools, my hope was to see what students were being taught about the systematic state-sponsored killing of 6 million Jewish men, women and and children. More...

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School vouchers expand despite evidence of negative effects

The ConversationFor the past couple of decades, proponents of vouchers for private schools have been pushing the idea that vouchers work.
They assert there is a consensus among researchers that voucher programs lead to learning gains for students – in some cases bigger gains than with other reforms and approaches, such as class-size reduction. More...

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In the name of ‘amateurism,’ college athletes make money for everyone except themselves

The ConversationThe report – titled “Madness, Inc.” – details just how much money other people make off Division I athletes versus how much money is being spent on their college education. More...

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Are America’s teachers really underpaid?

The ConversationIn the spring of 2018, thousands of public school teachers walked out of their classrooms in a half-dozen states, protesting low salaries, rising class sizes and cuts to school budgets that have prompted most teachers to buy their own classroom supplies.
Additional strikes followed in 2019 in Los Angeles, Denver and Oakland.
While these walkouts, which enjoyed much public support, were about more than teacher pay, stagnant teacher salaries were central issues. More...

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Universities in crisis: why a cut in tuition fees and longer loan period would make most students worse off

The ConversationUniversity tuition fees in England are some of the highest in the world, with an average annual cost of £9,188. This means that English students are paying significantly more for higher education that those in many other countries – including the US which is known for its expensive tuition fees, and where the average student pays US$9,410 a year (around £7,518). More...

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The Augar Review: what it could mean for students and universities

The ConversationAfter many months of delay, while it was caught up in the policy vacuum created by Brexit, the Augar Review has finally been published. More...

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What I’ve learned from teaching prisoners to think like scientists

The ConversationIt takes a while to get used to the constant locking of doors as you stop-start your way along a prison corridor. Walking through the main hall in HMP Low Newton, a women’s prison in County Durham, my flustered mind raced to try and maintain a normal conversation with my hosts. More...

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Outdoor learning has huge benefits for children and teachers — so why isn’t it used in more schools?

The ConversationResearch shows that healthier and happier children do better in school, and that education is an important determinant of future health. But education is not just about lessons within the four walls of a classroom. The outdoor environment encourages skills such as problem solving and negotiating risk which are important for child development. More...

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Call for independent watchdog to monitor NZ government use of artificial intelligence

The ConversationNew Zealand is a leader in government use of artificial intelligence (AI). It is part of a global network of countries that use predictive algorithms in government decision making, for anything from the optimal scheduling of public hospital beds to whether an offender should be released from prison, based on their likelihood of reoffending, or the efficient processing of simple insurance claims. More...

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Budget lessons in the politics of Indigenous self-determination

The ConversationThe budget makes a significant contribution to Māori self-determination. It may improve policy effectiveness in areas like education, criminal justice and the previous government’s flagship Māori well-being policy, Whānau Ora. But there is no guarantee of improvements, because money alone does not assure well-being. More...

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