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

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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 ...
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What public policy justifications exist for giving school boards direct authority over Charter School staffing?

In a conversation with a public school teacher about the restrictions on Charter Schools in Virginia, I was led to this line in a Virginia State statute on Charter Schools: E. Nothing in this ...
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What is the political justification for English students having to pay to go to Scottish universities whereas EU students go for free?

Currently, Scottish and EU students attending undergraduate courses at Scottish universities are not subject to tuition fees. English students however, are. In light of the fact Scotland and England ...
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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 [closed]

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 ...

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