Category Archives: Education

Flatten The Nerve

Teachers Urge Government To Reopen Schools Before Students Learn To Think For Themselves — The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) March 31, 2020

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Civil disobedience begins

So it turned that the cops can be unleashed on beach-goers. Pubs can be closed and church-going banned. It’s not clear how this is going to be policed: Forget calculus, if my children are forced to stay home amid the … Continue reading

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Education is a credence good

There is a bad idea that comes up time and time again that I’m sure I have argued against before. But there it was, in The Australian this morning: “The current financing system gives universities a large financial incentive to … Continue reading

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Not all migrants are refugees

Interesting article by David Penberthy in the News papers yesterday. When it comes to writing, spelling and grammar and punctuation, migrant students are performing better than their Aussie-born classmates across the board. Okay – we’re all familiar with these stories. … Continue reading

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Casinovirus: addicted unis comp Chinese students

IN Vegas, ‘whales’ gamble so much the house lays on all sorts of complimentary goodies to reel them in: flights, rooms, food, booze, the works. This is standard practice the world over. Core earners for casinos – which is to … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Ethics and morality | 24 Comments

What is the difference between the Liberal Party and the University of Sydney?

On Sky News last night: The federal government will look to stamp out ‘cancel culture’ at universities after libertarian groups voiced concerns about the erosion of free speech on campuses. … A number of reviews handed down to the government … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Freedom of speech | 23 Comments

Too late to support IPA Climate Change book but there is still Project Hope!

Subscriptions have closed for Climate Change: The Facts 2020 and the good news is that you can still signal virtue by supporting campus coordinators. I have set a good example by double-dipping! Project Hope is a  pushback against the left on campus … Continue reading

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Upside: less “group work” responsibility for Aussie students

Coronavirus: Travel ban risks exodus of Chinese students. Australia is in danger of losing a third of new Chinese students to foreign universities as tensions over the Morrison government’s extension of the coronavirus ­travel ban into a third week prompted … Continue reading

Posted in Education, International | 21 Comments

Hope for the Future. Sponsor an IPA campus coordinator!!

The IPA Generation Liberty project has recruited over a thousand young members and there are 14  Campus Coordinators generating some action among the students. Project Hope is a drive to have more campus coordinators. People who want to see more … Continue reading

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And for second prize …

It is our pleasure to introduce #HillaryClinton as our 11th Chancellor and 1st female Chancellor. Welcome to the @QUBelfast family @HillaryClinton. Find out more below and here: — Queen's University Belfast 🎓 (@QUBelfast) January 2, 2020

Posted in 2019 election, Education | 18 Comments