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

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Religiously affiliated colleges receiving state (gov) funding

Is this a violation of the separation of church and state? For what kind of aid? I was surprised to read that MacDaniel College was forced to remove crosses and disaffiliate itself from the Methodist ...
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In what way were the citizens of the Third Reich different from the citizens of other regimes, such that they were subject to reeducation? [closed]

In what way were the citizens of the Third Reich different from the citizens of other regimes, such that they were subject to reeducation? Specifically, what were the specific reasons cited by the ...
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Is democracy possible in a country with a relatively low-educated population?

Many people consider democracy the best system of government. We all know the famous quote from Winston Churchill: Many forms of government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and ...
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Did any country ever implement a minimum salary for public school teachers?

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called for a minimum salary of $60,000 for public school teachers, capitalizing on the push by President Biden in his State of the Union speech to give public school ...
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Why is the French Minister of Education's son accused of bypassing the national higher studies selection system by making a single choice of school?

Amélie Oudéa-Castéra was recently designated as the French Minister of Education. She triggered a few controversies, the last one being that her son somehow bypassed the national system of selection ...
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Can a public school district make a declaration condemning a foreign state?

A local board of education is considering making a declaration condemning Israel for the war between Israel and Hamas, similar to the one that certain Harvard student groups made in October 2023. ...
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What would be the process for going about privatizing a state university (such as the New College of Florida)? [closed]

Could the state government just dissolve it through a bill stating as such?
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Why didn't China participate in the PISA 2022?

But that rosy spin hides a much grimmer picture. Rankings may have risen, but test scores did not. The only reason the U.S. rose is because academic performance in once higher ranking countries, such ...
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Why defense of Hamas-justification in US universities is more prevalent in Humanities than in STEM? [closed]

It is not easy to find information about this division, but the two open letter and the affiliation of those signed them, do give us some clue - the following data was published by Ram Fishman on X: ...
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What books should I read to become politically literate? [closed]

I'm looking to enhance my political literacy so I can easily navigate political articles and understand debates on various political ideologies. What books would you recommend to help me get started? ...
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Are there countries that have drastically reduced regulations on childcare in order to make it more affordable?

Pretty much every developed country struggles with high costs on childcare. But only 3 approaches that I think can reduce the (visible) cost to parents: Invite more foreign workers from countries ...
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Why don't Harvard and other universities supporting affirmative action simply stop receiving Federal Funds?

As outlined in Why did CJ Roberts apply the Fourteenth Amendment to Harvard, a private school?, the affirmative action only applies to schools that receive federal funding. But the federal funds seem ...
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Can the supreme court decision to abolish affirmative action be reversed at any time?

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/22pdf/20-1199_hgdj.pdf The Court has come to rest on the bottom-line conclusion that racial diversity in higher education is only worth po- tentially preserving ...
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Are there countries without a hard limit on the number of spots at medical schools?

According to an answer on a related question: In 1910, the physician oligopoly was started during the Republican administration of William Taft after the American Medical Association lobbied the ...
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Is the "leftist" tendency in academia restricted to humanities?

This answer to a question about "leftist" academia led me to wonder if the observed tendency towards more progressive and liberal views in more educated people is a product of a chance drift ...
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Was socialism popular on US college campuses around 1920?

I'm reading Upton Sinclair's 1927 novel Oil! It is well-known that he was a socialist, and of course, the notion of socialism is a strong theme in his writing. In Oil!, a young man is enrolled in a ...
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Why did the leftists usually win in the media front and education system?

I recently read that less than 3% of Ivy League professors (from Harvard and Yale) are conservative; the vast majority are liberal or very liberal. Also, most influential media are left-leaning. There ...
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Why is there typically emphasis on education in general rather than for those related to jobs?

It is to my understanding, a popular opinion that education improves economy and quality of life. But, to me, while I get the intuitive notion, wouldn't it beven more better to focus on improving ...
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Is Germany making a net profit or net loss from providing free university education to internationals?

Many people pride Germany in having free education. However, there is a fine print in it. You have to take care of the living costs, usually smallish fees from the university (much lower than, say, in ...
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In the US, what do federal politicians commenting on education policy propose the federal government should do?

Apparently, federal politicians in the United States of America have said something about what type of education they want to see or not (see also What does “woke indoctrination” mean? and references ...
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Are there any jurisdictions in the US that require public school students to learn Spanish?

As the amount of Spanish-speaking Americans is increasing, do some towns, counties, or states mandate all public school students to learn at least some Spanish?
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How does diversity in education affect educational attainment of students?

In the U.S. supreme court case Grutter v. Bollinger, the following statement was made: In a majority opinion joined by four other justices, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor held that the Constitution &...
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Private (Fee Paying) schools in Finland

This article from 2021 fact checks the statement that Finland abolished it's private education sector over a period of 10 years from the 1970s. Until the early 1970s in Finland, most secondary ...
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Why is Empowering Women considered important by the UN? [closed]

I have some doubts about women empowerment, let's take 1 example to illustrate the problem: a group of women organized a free computer programming class or lesson ONLY for women, by the intention to ...
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Did any people manage to get their student loans forgiven via Biden program before courts blocked it?

I tried Googling it, but it gave me irrelevant results. Did any of the people at all who applied very first (during the beta rollout on that weekend) manage to get their applications processed and 10-...
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What is the rational behind the UK government offering help paying childcare for 2-year-olds only to non-working parents?

Source: https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/free-childcare-2-year-olds?step-by-step-nav=f237ec8e-e82c-4ffa-8fba-2a88a739783b It seems that you can claim childcare benefits from the UK ...
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Why are UK Prime Ministers educated at Oxford, not Cambridge?

Undoubtedly, the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge have both played a major role in educating Britain's elites in politics, business, entertainment etc. However, when it comes to Prime Ministers, ...
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Would stricter security avoid school shootings? [closed]

In courthouses there are metal detectors. In airports there is also TSA. Courthouses have higher stakes, and airplanes can be used for an aerial attack, while schools are very numerous. It would make ...
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Does military spending include academic R&D budgets too?

Does military spending include the R&D funds provided to the academic institutions too? For example, suppose the government of a country hires a university faculty to do some research with the aim ...
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Did Kiev refuse to recognise educational documents obtained from Crimean peninsula? And on what grounds?

I was reading this RT opinion piece While opening opportunities for the residents of Crimea and Donbass to study at Ukrainian universities, Kiev refuses to recognize any educational documents ...
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Why do the governments of expatriates not subsidize/fund language education for their expatriate's children? [closed]

Why do the governments using language X of expatriates not subsidize/fund X language education for their expatriate's children? If they want to make their expatriates and the children to return, they ...
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What are the specifications of Texas's new motto law?

Texas has a new law requiring public schools to display "In God We Trust" posters if donated. What are the specifications of an item that would be required for mandatory display? I've seen ...
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Why do property taxes fund schools when only a subset of residents actually use said schools?

I send my children to private school and my elderly neighbors have no children in school. When we look at our property tax bills, we notice that 50% of the money we pay goes to the local county ...
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Why are education and poverty strongly correlated in South Africa?

As you can read in this statistics paper, in South Africa, the share of individuals attending school and the share of low-income women-led households is strongly correlated. Why?
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How does Florida's Governor DeSantis explain that Common Core is bad for Florida & why are Math textbooks referencing it rejected for use there?

The titles of CBS Miami's April 16, 2022 Florida Department Of Education Rejects Nearly Half Of Textbooks Submitted For Next School Year and Click Orlando's Florida education officials reject 54 math ...
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What is the position of women in current (early 2022) Afghan society?

As of 2022, the Taliban managed to take over Afghanistan approximately half a year ago. I would like to know more about the current situation over there. To be precise, I've read that women under the ...
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Why are many US school boards elected?

I think it is odd that school boards are elected in many if not most school districts in the United States. This makes me wonder what the political and historical reasons for electing school boards. ...
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Has the FBI created a structure or apparatus for school boards to report threats from parents?

Some political controversy has been generated by Merrick Garland's October 4, 2021, memo to the FBI, which directed the agency to "...open dedicated lines of communication for threat reporting, ...
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Why did New York try to pass a bill to allow disability schools to 'keep' money they were 'not required to pay back'?

Back in October, Governor Hochul vetoed a bill with unanimous support that would have allowed special education providers to keep federal PPP loan money. The state Legislature unanimously passed a ...
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Have any US politicians proposed fully cutting funding from religious schools?

According to hhs.gov, religious schools can receive government funding for non-religious activities. As with most things religion related, this seems like it could be controversial in the US, and ...
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As a UK resident, why are the comings and goings inside individual American schools reported on National news stations? [closed]

Growing up in the UK in the 90's, we didn't really care whether Bethany got in trouble for wearing her hair long, or Darren got in trouble for wearing a particular t-shirt. Now, however, such trivial ...
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Which country has the most cabinet ministers with PhDs?

I would be happy to know which country has the maximum number of ministers with PhD degrees. I ask this question because I was reading about the new ministers appointed by the Modi government. Looks ...
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How do Palestinian schools teach about the Holocaust?

How do schools in Palestine (at least those controlled by the Palestinian government) teach about the events of the Holocaust? What do their official textbooks say on the subject? Mirror question: How ...
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What is Critical Race Theory (in the context of the recent flood of news articles that mention it)?

In recent years, I have observed a rapid increase in news articles* about courses in US schools and US enterprises that are allegedly "based on" Critical Race Theory, and these articles ...
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What countries explicitly ban (in publicly funded education) the teaching that people are responsible for the acts of their ancestors?

A new bill proposed in Idaho Idaho lawmakers have advanced a bill that would prohibit public schools, including public universities, from teaching that "any sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color,...
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Why are many college towns so Democratic?

I have been looking at college towns. I took a picture of their average precinct in the 2020 presidential election. University of Michigan average precinct: These college towns are recording ...
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Why are US student loans nearly impossible to remove via bankruptcy?

In the United States it is very hard to get rid of student loans. They cannot be discharged in bankruptcy except for under extenuating circumstances. I find that bizarre given how people are ...
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Why are countries consistently ranked across "nice" lists?

I have noticed over the last couple of years, that countries that are ranked high on one list that ranks by a property that is favorable, also rank high on other similar lists. For example on https://...
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Why does the city of San Francisco have to sue its school board to get schools reopened?

According to the SF Chronicle: The fight over reopening San Francisco’s public schools will take a dramatic, heated turn on Wednesday as the city becomes the first in the state — and possibly the ...
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Politics of incentivizing talented people from other fields to become teachers [closed]

I was thinking about how creative incentives (such as signing bonuses for example) can encourage talented people who are able to teach to go into teaching. The idea is that many of those people don't ...
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