Questions tagged [education]

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

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UN policy towards the Education in funded countries?

I came to know that Pakistan presents the history to their students differently than India, leading to a misguidance about the countries rivalry. I don't know whether it's true or not. But **suppose ...
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How could the government encourage more women study higher education

1- How could the government encourage more women study higher education? 2- How could the government encourage more women choose studies that are more income-rewarding, like the most technical, such ...
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What programs has the US implemented since 2008 to help education in Nigeria?

I'm writing a research paper for a class on foreign assistance, and am focusing specifically on what the US has done to help education in Nigeria. Even more specifically, I'm looking at how what we've ...
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How can Obama's free community college plan budget only $60B for 10 years?

http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/02/free_community_college_take_a_math_class_mulshine.html Paul Mulshine's article attacks Obama's claim that only $60B will cover ten years whereas ...
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What is the most effective policy for reducing rapes on college campus? [closed]

Senator Gillibrand is sponsoring legislation to try to reduce the rape epidemic on college campuses. Right now there are no incentives for colleges to report these crimes or to make sure that ...
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In USA, can a kid, born in a City / Town A, allow to study in a School in a City / Town B? They can't in Australia

In Australia, if a kid born in a City / Town A, then he/she needs to join the school in City / Town A & he/she are not allowed to study in a School in a City / Town B. I think that is kind of ...
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What impact do broken families and little church attendance on black youth's odds of success?

Dinesh D'Souza theorizes in his book, The End of Racism, that black culture is preventing blacks from succeeding in America. The institutional racism from the past is gone, and in general blacks only ...
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Why fund the research in pure mathematics?

I post this question on politics.se, as suggested by this answer of Bjørn Kjos-Hanssen. The research in pure mathematics has (generally) no other choice that being funded by public organizations ...
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Is democracy failing nowadays? [closed]

Democracy, in the shortest form is defined as "Government by the people". In the first sight it looks very nice, as if "people together" will judge and assess, which government is good and ultimately ...
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Are Physical Education classes mandatory by law? [closed]

I'm extremely irritated for many reasons that physical education classes are still mandatory in my high school. I am prepared to write a letter to the principal or superintendent with a long list of ...
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What effect does early education have on graduation rate, pregnancy, and violent crime?

In Obama's state of the union address 2013 he said, Every dollar we invest in high-quality early education can save more than seven dollars later on -- boosting graduation rates, reducing teen ...
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Is restricting the teaching of critical thinking in schools associated with any political parties?

The Washingon Post noted that the 2012 Party of Texas platform supported: Knowledge-Based Education – We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical ...
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Does standard of living correlate with higher education?

This question aims at the correlation between a societies standard of living and standard of formal education. For example, over the past century, America has had the fortune of being a place with a ...
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Do children that attend Head Start preschool programs perform significantly better than those who don't?

During the 2013 State of the Union Address, Barack Obama said Study after study shows that the sooner a child begins learning, the better he or she does down the road. But today, fewer than 3 in 10 ...
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How was the US able to create a Department of Education at the Federal level?

Looking through Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution (that part of the document that enumerates the powers of the Congress), there is nothing that talks about Congress' role in education. ...
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Are there proven private elementary educational alternatives to the public model?

The United States has recently been experimenting with charter schools (private, for profit schools ranging from the elementary level through high school). This is a significant departure from the ...
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In the U.S., are people with more education more likely to vote liberal?

In the U.S., are people with more education more likely to vote liberal and progressive, or is this merely a perception? If yes, is this true in general, or only for certain disciplines? Are there any ...
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Does an increase in education cause an increase in the probability of voting?

I came across the following claim during a discussion: An increase in education causes an increase in the probability of voting. So I was interested whether there is any proof or research ...