The Guardian view on higher education: more egalitarianism please

By The Guardian The UK government’s review into post-18 education must recognise that it is clearly a good that would benefit society if more widely available Has the engine of education concentrated ability of a certain kind under the latest changes? It would certainly seem so. Students in England receiving their A-level results on Thursday were the […]

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A report card: Iran and its Afghan children

By The Guardian Coinciding with a trip by the Taliban to Tehran last month, supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei announcedthat all Afghan children in Iran – there illegally or not – had a right to enroll in school. Access to education has been fraught with obstacles for refugees. Michelle May, who has been specialising in the topic, looks at the Islamic republic’s […]

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Destruir bosques protegidos por unas onzas de chocolate

Por: Ruth Maclean / The Guardian  -Un viaje hacia el corazón de Costa de Marfil muestra cómo sus bosques están siendo destruidos para abastecer la creciente demanda mundial de chocolate. – La industria del chocolate lleva al desastre a los bosques tropicales de Costa de Marfil, como contaba eldiario.es en su especial La Tierra Esclava. Desde […]

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Taliban teachers: how militants are infiltrating Afghan schools

Por: The Guardian When Afghan teachers are lobbied to give good marks to mediocre students, the pressure does not necessarily come from disgruntled parents. Often it comes from the Taliban. In areas of eastern Afghanistan, militants intimidate teachers to let older boys who fight with the Taliban pass exams despite lacklustre performances, according to education […]

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