Attending an elite university appears to play a comparatively small role in determining a graduate’s starting salary. Shutterstock As the deadline for applications for mid-year admission to university approaches, prospective students face two important choices: what to study, and at which university. If past experience is any guide, places at the Group of […]

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, recently re-elected, has overseen budget boosts for science, but many researchers distrust his government’s intentions. AP PHOTO/DARKO VOJINOVIC In early April, several days after Viktor Orbán secured his third consecutive term—and fourth overall—as Hungarian prime minister with a landslide victory for his conservative party, the […]

Media education opportunities should be more frequently available in schools to ensure young Australians meaningfully engage with news media. Shutterstock In September 2017, we conducted Australia’s first nationally representative survey focused on young Australians’ news engagement practices. Our survey of 1,000 young Australians aged eight to 16 indicated that while roughly […]

By Peter Gray Ph.D.Freedom to Learn The cat is slowly scratching its way out of the bag.  Ever more people are becoming aware of the colossal waste of money, tragic waste of young people’s time, and cruel imposition of stress and anxietyproduced by our coercive educational system. Source: Google Images filtered for reuse […]

The lack of skilled teachers is the biggest problem, the report found GETTY IMAGES More than half of England’s secondary schools, 54%, did not offer GCSE computer science in 2015-16, a report from the Royal Society has found. It urged the government to increase spending on computer education tenfold over […]

Donald Trump speaks with reporters about his proposed tax reform plan. ALEX EDELMAN/ALAMY AMANDA COSTON WAS preparing for a meeting with her advisor Monday afternoon when her friend, another first-year PhD student in Carnegie Mellon’s machine learning department, knocked on her door. Had she seen the email? A few minutes earlier, […]

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MUCHOMAR/GETTY IMAGES LET ME SET a scene. It’s just after a physics class in which students wrestled with a complicated idea. Perhaps they measured the electrical current in different resistors and must build a mathematical relationship between change in potential, resistance, and electric current. In the particular, the students might be discussing […]