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Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge and skills.

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Why is/was the National Liberal Party of Romania opposed to Catholic & Hungarian school when they support a German-minority president?

According to the only snippet on this I found in English, from March 20, 2018: The Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) has admitted on Monday the PNL and PMP notification regarding the draft law ...
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Is VAT on private school tuition fees against EU law?

According to a leaked source, the Labour government plans to introduce VAT on private school fees to pay for free meals for all primary school pupils. But isn’t this clearly illegal under EU law? The ...
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Why is there a strong link between education and voting Remain?

The more highly educated you are, the more you are likely to have voted for remain rather than leave, in the EU referrendum. Why is this the case? From YouGov: 70% of voters whose educational ...
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How does the government find kids who didn't register for school? [closed]

Is there any reliable way for them to do this? Or are they dependent on random people reporting this to social services? Do families that frequently move without registering their kids have any issue ...
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Is anyone advocating the promotion of homosexuality in UK schools?

There appears to be a line of argument used by a vocal minority that children should not be educated about homosexuality (and, I suppose, non-binary gender identities) because the proposals are to "...
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What is the purpose of (student) debt forgiveness? [closed]

What is the purpose of student debt forgiveness? Which problem does it attempt to solve, and how does it go about solving it? Specifically, What is the problem? A student in debt is a person in ...
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Do any 2020 Democratic primary candidates advocate for charter schools?

I read this Washington Post article stating the 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidates are less in favor of charter schools than previous Democrats such as Barack Obama. If the candidates ...
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What policies are used to prevent segregation in education today?

According to Wikipedia, desegregation busing is: Desegregation busing in the United States (also known as simply busing) is the practice of assigning and transporting students to schools so as to ...
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A. B, C, or D statistical voting placement on ballot?

In school, we were taught to always pick C in a multiple choice question if unsure. Would being on a particular placement on a ballot bring any statistical advantage?
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Why don't teachers unions lobby to pay off unfunded pension liabilties?

With a lot of states having issues regarding unfunded teachers pensions, I was wondering why it doesn't ever appear to be a main point of their lobbying/protesting/striking. Wouldn't it be in their ...
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What is the strategy of UK's universities for a post-Brexit world? [closed]

Brexit is disrupting the activities of universities in the UK that are committed to support research, innovation and education networks, and it will be even more so after the actual exit on Friday ...
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Why does Hungary mix politics with children's education? [closed]

According to this article (one of) the grade 8 geography textbook shows several pictures there are clearly biased against EU and US: Then there is an incredible illustration in the grade 8 ...
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Why were strict truancy laws introduced in the UK

A little while ago I noticed a post on my facebook feed somebody getting a fine for missing a day of school because of a holiday, then I came across articles such as this one in the mirror giving ...
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What political theories allow businessmen understand politic easily? [closed]

I am a businessman. A pretty successful one. I want to understand politic. Currently I think I am just a customer of a state, namely, my state, where I paid protection fee called tax. However, ...
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Why was the “value-added model” algorithm kept secret?

This TED presentation says that the New York Department of Education is using a secret algorithm to evaluate teachers: (..) teachers were being scored with a complex, secret algorithm called the "...
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Why is President Trump ending affirmative action in college admissions so controversial?

It was recently announced that: The Trump administration is expected to tell schools not to consider race in the admissions process, discontinuing the policy former President Barack Obama adopted ...
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Are African-Americans under-represented in the teaching profession?

I was doing some research on gaslighting, when I came across the following in the Gaslighting article on Wikipedia: Gaslighting can be seen as institutional and systematic. An article by Tuesda ...
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Are there any Libertarian schools?

I did some web searches and could not find any examples of a Libertarian school. In fact, there were no examples I could find of any political-oriented schools in the United States. There only seemed ...
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Why does the media workforce lean liberal or democrat

There is some evidence that the mainstream news media workforce leans liberal, or at least towards democratic party candidates. There are many examples. One from the 2008 general election: The ...
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Why did Democrats oppose Ted Cruz's provision to allow funds from 529 plans to be used for homeschooling?

Senator Ted Cruz proposed an amendment to the recent tax reform bill to allow funds from 529 plans to be used for homeschooling1, but the Democrats voted against it and it did not make it into the ...
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Why don't people pay some tax to the country where they were raised? [closed]

In most countries, public primary and secondary education is free. If later the thus raised people leave the country to work abroad, then this is economically quite disadvantageous to the home country....
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What is the political orientation of those banning “To Kill A Mockingbird” and similar literature?

"To Kill A Mockingbird" has recently been removed from a reading list in a Mississippi school district. (example article) On Twitter, I've come across US conservatives blaming US liberals and vice ...
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How does Islamic single-sex education, ruled unlawful, differ from other single-sex education in the UK?

BBC News reports that Islamic single-sex education has been ruled unlawful. Yet there are more than 400 single-sex schools in the UK. Why is the Islamic one unlawful when hundreds of single-sex ...
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Has the US Government acknowledged the slight decline of the secondary education?

According to this article, US has recorded a slight decline in PISA scores: The PISA is a worldwide exam conducted every three years that measures 15-year-olds in 72 countries. About 540,000 ...
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How are people in Germany educated about crimes of the Wehrmacht?

The AfD gained seats in the parliament, even though the chairman was saying he is proud of Wehrmacht achievements. That raises the question, are people in Germany properly educated about WWII and the ...
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How has foreign admissions to US colleges and educational institutions fared since Trump's appointment?

U.S. President Donald Trump is interested in significant changes to US education and immigration policy. Trump and his cabinet have lauded policies which would reduce the government's role in ...
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Why do some European countries provide free higher education to foreigners?

Germany, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Slovenia, Austria, Slovak republic, and so on. Why do they allow non-EU/EEA students to have free tuitions? What is their benefit as a country?
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How long has the STEM movement for women existed [closed]

A simple question. How long has the social/political drive for the idea of "Women in STEM" been around? Lately, it feels as though a stigma has been attached to non-STEM degrees/jobs if you are a ...
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Are there education tests other than PISA test to compare education performance among countries?

When comparing the education level and performance among countries, the media tends to like to use the PISA test. Are there any education tests other than PISA that compare educational performance ...
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Educational records of congress?

As part of a research project, I'm interested in finding comprehensive educational records of United States politicians in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. This would include what ...
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Why do governments in countries with low birth rates tolerate a shortage of kindergartens and elementary schools? [closed]

In most of Europe the total fertility rate is lower than the minimum required to sustain the population at its current level. Politicians constantly talk about how we need to keep up the number of ...
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What are the number of failing K-12 schools in America?

Does the government, or third party, provide a definition for what constitutes a failing public school in the United States, K-12? Are there government supplied, and potentially third party sources, ...
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Is political education a necessity for a democracy? [closed]

To quote Lincoln's Gettysburg Address a democracy is Government of the people, by the people, for the people But how can a democracy function effectively if the population are not educated about ...
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Where can I find a chart of education level by political party?

It must include libertarian, democrat, and republican. I tried to find one, but could not. https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=political%20ideology%20education&tbs=imgo:1#tbs=imgo:1&...
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Why are there “bad school districts” and “good school districts” in the US, assuming that the government works hard to increase education standards?

In many areas of the US people choose the place to live based on the quality of local schools. In districts where schools are geographically segregated, many parents even resolve to various scams in ...
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Why isn't the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights Taught more comprehensively in schools? [closed]

It's hard to protect what you don't know exists. Most Americans, at best, only have superficial knowledge of a few rules and rights from tv shows. How can something so incredibly fundamental and ...
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Is educational attainment is correlated to political voting? [duplicate]

In Pew Research Center’s August survey, registered voters with a college degree or more education favor Clinton over Trump by 23 percentage points (52% Clinton vs. 29% Trump) in a four-way contest ...
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Are there protections for parochial schools who sign up for voucher programs in the USA?

What rights to set their own curriculum do parochial schools give up when they accept students on government voucher programs? I just got an email from CatholicVote.com claiming that President Trump ...
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Would it be justified for a libertarian state to ban certain religious schools?

From a libertarian perspective, public education system is not desirable in a free society, roughly because public education is a monopoly (in this case, of the State), which is based on the ...
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Does the Secretary of Education have to support public education?

Many have expressed distress at the confirmation of many of President Donald Trump's cabinet picks because of their disdain of the Agencies they have been charged with running. The best example is ...
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Are education vouchers lawful?

On the eve of Betsy DeVos' hearing for education secretary I was wondering if there is any clear provision in the Constitution against vouchers & school choice? Will they need new legislation to ...
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Why would a school in Istanbul be asked to cancel Christmas celebrations?

Deutsche Welle reports that: A German-funded school in Istanbul has told teachers they cannot even talk about Christmas in class. ... Each December, the school has a small celebration ...
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Is there any research on the influence of college professors' political views on graduates?

Much hay has been made regarding education gap in partisan affiliation (or ideological differences, make your pick) in USA. One thing that I rarely seen mentioned is any information of whether (or ...
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What policies are there that can boost the national English proficiency of a country? [closed]

Countries with citizens with good English proficiency has a great edge in both business and academia and everything. While there are countries excellent in English, like Netherlands and Nordic ...
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Democracy without Education?

I will keep this brief. I recently had a discussion with my Chinese friends. Their argument against implementing more democratic elements in China was the large fraction - in their eyes - uneducated ...
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How will Sen. Bernie Sanders ensure federal education funds will be used for education?

Taxpayer-funded college education may be a good idea, but I have yet to hear exactly how he will ensure the education funds are used solely for education, and not merely to - say - install a new ...
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Why is “I love the poorly educated” so frequently mocked?

One statement that Trump made was “We won the evangelicals. We won with young. We won with old. We won with highly educated. We won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated.” The sentence "...
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Are grammar schools more controversial than public schools?

Apparently, in the United Kingdom, grammar schools, which select 11-year olds based on test results, are controversial, as there is a debate as to whether they do or don't enhance social mobility, ...
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Where does North Korea find scientists to develop its missiles?

Where does North Korea find scientists to develop its missiles in order to continue the development of their scientific research? Do they have any education background or they hire foreign scientists?...
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Training the unskilled

Are there any studies on programs/policies (anywhere on the world) that try to address the problem of missing life-long education? Some possible approaches to analyze: Making attending training ...