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Competition and corruption in education: a lethal combination for academic integrity

By: Dr Tracey Bretag Higher education is a competitive enterprise at every level – from student admissions processes to university ranking systems and competition for funding. In many contexts, access to education means jobs and wealth. The poisonous mix of competition, corruption and poor resources has the potential to create an environment where misconduct becomes the […]

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Education program for inmates in South Africa honors Nelson Mandela’s legacy

by Julia Steers  /nbcnews.com South Africa’s new  Pipeline program seeks to address recidivism by providing prisoners with access to public university-level education.  Four months ago Morgan Makaluza, 37, walked out of Brandvlei Correctional Center after serving 13 years for armed robbery. It was his second time in prison. On Wednesday, Makaluza was back at Brandvlei […]

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EEUU: Utah leaders hope education measure helps keep teachers

EEUU/April 17, 2018/By JULIAN HATTEM. The Associated Press/Source: https://www.seattletimes.com Political leaders in Utah said Monday they hope a new ballot measure that would nearly triple education funding in five years will help the state entice and hold on to its best teachers. The ballot initiative will give voters the opportunity to support an increase in the gas tax, […]

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United States: No Advisory to Close Schools Today – Education Ministry

United States / March 17, 2018 /jis.gov.jm Resumen: El Ministerio de Educación, Juventud e Información reitera que las escuelas NO deben cerrarse sin la aprobación previa del Ministerio. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is reiterating that schools should NOT be closed without prior approval from the Ministry. Information reaching the Ministry is that some […]

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Pakistan: Is Punjab Education Foundation a better solution?

Pakistan/November 14, 2017/Source: https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk Failure of public education system How much development and progress has been made can be seen from recent statistics about Literacy Rate in Pakistan. As it dropped by 2pc in the year 2015-16 to 58pc and that under the criteria, “a person is literate who can read and write a paragraph (3 […]

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Pakistan: Empowerment of provinces vital for promotion of higher education

Pakistan/November 11, 2017/Source: https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani on Friday emphasised the importance of empowering the provinces and taking effective steps for the promotion of higher education in Pakistan in light of the 18th Amendment of the constitution. He said this while addressing a delegation of Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) led […]

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Interview 3: Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin: Breaking Through the Political Barriers to Free Education

Interview/ By C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout In an increasingly unequal country, the stakes are high for debates over student debt and the prospect of free higher education. Driven by neoliberal politics, our current educational system is both a product of and a driver of deep social inequities. In this interview, world-renowned public intellectuals Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin take […]

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