Questions tagged [education]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
2answers
123 views

Why does having a college degree or not make a difference among white Americans?

Four years after 2016 election, it hasn't changed that the majority of non-college-degree white people support Trump's reelection, while the majority of college-degree white people don't. Why does ...
0
votes
0answers
69 views

Is GreenHaven publishing biased in its pro and con current event series?

GreenHaven Publishing has dozens of current event booklets geared toward high school students. They make great claims that they give both sides of each issue equal voice. I was wondering whether ...
0
votes
2answers
110 views

Do countries and institutions have a political interest in allowing researchers to plagiarize scientific research?

Do countries and institutions have a political interest in allowing researchers to plagiarize scientific research? I am wondering if there might be any political interest in allowing plagiarism in ...
4
votes
4answers
412 views

Is there a correlation between education quality and democracy quality?

In democracies, it seems to me the problems with politics and politicians is that they are forced to pander to the ignorant masses based on fear tactics, false promises, and oversimplification of ...
-1
votes
1answer
98 views

How effective would a student loan forgiveness program be if it only applied to governmental loans? [closed]

How effective would a student loan forgiveness program be if it only applied to Federal student loans, with private loans being exempt? For example, my student loans exceed $160k with less than $10k ...
1
vote
2answers
436 views

What does the Economist mean by “liberal graduates, conservative school-leavers”?

In an article in The Economist titled: Return of the paranoid style - Fake news is fooling more conservatives than liberals. Why?, the author states: Conservatives’ complaints that elites are not on ...
-1
votes
2answers
122 views

Brexit Vote - could some of the Motivating Factors have been prevented? [closed]

One of the factors which led to the Brexit Vote was 'EU Free Movement', where voters perceived that unlimited numbers of Mainland Europeans could come to the UK to work. So why were UK Citizens not ...
27
votes
4answers
10k views

Why does the UK government write off student loan debt after 30 years?

In the UK, if you haven't paid back student loans within 30 years they are written off. Why would the government institute such a policy? As far as I can see, it results in most people not paying back ...
3
votes
2answers
185 views

State media in democratic countries and open technologies

In democratic countries, one of a given State news media's tasks is to inform citizens about important events in manner which is as adequate and objective as possible. Also important economy and ...
23
votes
5answers
9k views

Why does the United States have some of the best universities and tertiary education in the world yet only ranks average in K-12 education?

By universities, I would also include colleges of course. The claims about tertiary education and schools are generally well known, and backed by various rankings. In regards to K-12 education, there ...
2
votes
0answers
66 views

Test or drill to verify the functioning of a judicial system by ordinary people [closed]

Is there any mechanism in any judicial system to test its efficiency by designing a fake or test crime scheme to verify the functionality of the judiciary? For example, is there a method for a ...
2
votes
2answers
237 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
395 views

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 ...
11
votes
5answers
1k views

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 ...
60
votes
6answers
12k views

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 "...
0
votes
1answer
146 views

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 debt ...
3
votes
1answer
138 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
151 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
187 views

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?
2
votes
1answer
175 views

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 ...
4
votes
0answers
169 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
315 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
234 views

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 ...
-5
votes
1answer
218 views

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, ...
6
votes
2answers
402 views

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 "...
22
votes
6answers
3k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
360 views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
35
votes
4answers
7k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
466 views

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....
9
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
651 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
291 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
538 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
101 views

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 ...
44
votes
6answers
11k views

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?
-2
votes
1answer
143 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
279 views

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 ...
4
votes
0answers
115 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
210 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
415 views

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, ...
2
votes
1answer
276 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
508 views

Where can I find a chart of education level by political party?

It must include libertarian, democrat, and republican. I tried to find one on Google, but could not. An acceptable alternative is IQ by political party. I found libertarian education statistics in a ...
31
votes
7answers
11k views

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 ...
-4
votes
1answer
426 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
48 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
403 views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
613 views

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 ...
22
votes
5answers
5k views

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 ...