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Archive of posts published in the tag: education

On NUS campaigns that never mention Labour

Oh look, it’s another National Union of Students general election campaign. As someone who was involved in, then worked in student politics and student unions for most of the 90s, it’s somewhat of a surprise that NUS are carrying on with this, given…

Worth Reading 168: Perfection multiplied

Tony Blair is right on Europe – Jonathan Calder makes some wise points on how a referendum on Europe would be a disaster for this country. Try, try again – Why forcing tests on children and telling them they’re failures repeatedly, isn’t good…

A question on school vouchers

Something that occurred to me while reading the Browne book, but it seems so obvious I can’t believe others haven’t noticed it so I wonder if I’m missing something. Anyway, by my reckoning bringing in school vouchers either requires an increase in the…

Worth Reading 121: Initially only available within the M25

‘Galaxy Quest’: The Oral History – The cast and crew explain how it came to be. The Higher Sociopathy – “Rather than confront reality, the philosopher of war resorts to reason. If the problem is the mismatch between the terrible grandeur of the…

Worth Reading 80: Around the world

How the mainstream media derailed addressing child abuse – Why talk about real crimes and ruined lives when you can instead obsess over what it means to you, instead? Keeping the Lights On: a look at UKIP’s energy policy evidence base – Are…

Worth reading 66: Geoff Hurst takes an arrow to the eye

Wind turbine syndrome: a classic ‘communicated’ disease – I’m shocked – shocked, I tell you – to discover that something James Delingpole and other contrarian trolls believe in has no evidence to back it up. 10 myths of the UK’s far right –…

Worth Reading 60: In a minute

Lose your money in the best ever IPO, praise China, cry woe for Europe, then renounce scarcity and move into education. Prospectus for Silicon Valley’s next hot tech IPO, where nothing could possibly go wrong – “Trust us: Once you invest in Ponzify,…

Worth Reading 54: Ridden in on a white horse

And instead of four tons of glitter, have five links instead: How Common Is Your Birthday? – An interesting diagram showing which days of the year see the most and fewest births (data from the US only, though). Interesting to note the troughs…

On fees

One of the advantages of the size of the Lib Dem blogosophere is that very often someone else will say just what you’ve been thinking, which saves you the trouble in having to write it all out yourself. So, thanks to Neil Fawcett…

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