30 août 2016

UNI gives raises to 51 faculty to address pay inequity

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Administrators and faculty leaders at the University of Northern Iowa have agreed to a plan to raise 51 faculty members' salaries this summer to correct for inequities in faculty pay across campus. More...

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29 août 2016

Ensuring financial aid helps the neediest college students

University Business LogoBy Tim Goral. Need-based financial aid was supposed to give everyone an opportunity to get into college and better their lives and career prospects. Nearly half of the public, four-year colleges studied in a new report leave the most financially needy students on the hook for more than $10,000 of debt per school year. More...

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28 août 2016

Government plans for third level 'will entrench inequality' say NUS

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy. National Union of Students say plans to increase fees will undermine social mobility and have ‘severe ramifications’. More...

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22 août 2016

Advocacy Groups Seek Data on Student Debt, Racial Inequality

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The National Consumer Law Center sent a letter to Education Secretary John King today asking the Department of Education to track the relationship between student loan debt and racial inequality. Read more...

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15 août 2016

Rich universities ‘could do more’ for poor students

An Education Trust report shows that the top 4% of colleges and universities hold three quarters of all endowment wealth in higher education, yet four in five of those 138 institutions expect the neediest families to hand over more than 60% of their income to cover the cost of attendance, writes Danielle Douglas-Gabriel for The Washington Post. Read more...

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Inequality, intolerance threaten universities – Kofi Annan

By Brennan Weiss. Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on universities around the world to promote democracy as growing inequality and intolerance threaten higher education globally. Read more...

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22 juillet 2016

Tackling the three main challenges in Costa Rica: fiscal reform, reverting the slowdown in productivity and reducing inequality

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . Costa Rica’s economic, social and environmental achievements are impressive. It has succeeded in combining rising living standards, virtually universal health care, pension and primary education systems with sustainable use of natural resources. Incomes per capita have nearly doubled in real terms over the past three decades and some well-being indicators (health, environment and life-satisfaction) are comparable with or even above the OECD average. More...

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18 juillet 2016

Growing inequalities in higher education globally are undermining ethics

By Karen MacGregor – Acting Global Editor. In World Blog, Hans de Wit contends that growing divides between world-class and other universities are tempting many institutions in directions of corruption and unethical behaviour.
In Commentary, among other articles Angel Calderon welcomes the new Times Higher Education Latin America university rankings, but writes that there is room for improvement and some omissions. Cristina González and Liliana Pedraja argue that Hillary Clinton’s plans for free tuition for some students and Chile’s bid to roll back privatisation represent the reassertion of higher education as a public good.
Robert Coelen and Jiang Bo outline the breathtaking scale of higher education internationalisation in China, and its key lines of development. Tom P Abeles maintains that student unrest in the United States and South Africa reflects deep problems with their education systems that academics and students ought to tackle together, and Jenny J Lee describes how the hit-or-miss enactment of immigration policies by South Africa is wreaking havoc among international students.
In Features, Mary Beth Marklein finds former US senator Bob Kerrey prepared to resign as chair of the board of Fulbright University Vietnam, because of his tainted Vietnam war record, but wanting to “put this war behind us”. We interview executive director of the European Association for International Education Leonard Engel about issues confronting international education, ahead of the Global Conference on Internationalisation of Higher Education. Yojana Sharma looks at a trend among universities in India to shed colonial-style graduation robes and mortar boards for traditional Indian garments, and Nicola Jenvey reports on the scaling up by Canadian universities of programmes and services for indigenous students, a pathway to reconciliation. Read more...

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10 juillet 2016

Inégalités de revenus et pauvreté dans les 4 grands pôles urbains régionaux

Carif Oref Midi-PyrénéesSelon une étude de l'Insee Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées, la pauvreté et les inégalités de revenus sont plus importantes en 2012 dans les pôles urbains de Toulouse, Montpellier, Perpignan et Nîmes. Ainsi, le taux de pauvreté particulièrement élevé dans la région (16,7 % contre 14,3 % en France métropolitaine) atteint 18 % dans la commune de Toulouse, 25,5 % à Montpellier, 28 % à Nîmes et près de 30 % à Perpignan. Les inégalités de revenus et de niveaux de vie sont encore plus marquées dans les villes-centres. 
Insee Analyses LRMP, n° 23, juin 2016, 4 p.

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Territoire. Les pistes de France Stratégie pour corriger les inégalités territoriales

Selon France Stratégie, les inégalités territoriales se sont accentuées entre 2000 et 2013, mettant en évidence un phénomène de métropolisation qui concentre dans les grandes villes l'activité à haute-valeur ajoutée et la population qualifiée. A l'inverse, certains territoires comme le Nord-Est, le Centre, les territoires ruraux ou les villes moyennes décrochent, se fragilisent.
Source : http://www.gref-bretagne.com/Actualites/Revue-de-presse/Territoire.-Les-pistes-de-France-Strategie-pour-corriger-les-inegalites-territoriales

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