27 février 2018

As a working-class student, I know degree pricing would entrench elitism

The Guardian homeThe education secretary’s announcement on Monday that the Conservative government wants to offer less “economically valuable” university subjects at cheaper prices will serve only to further entrench elitism in education. More...

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28 janvier 2018

Why admissions at elite colleges aren’t really about merit

University Business Magazine logoMore than 500,000 students who are in the top half of their high school class never get a college degree or complete a certificate program, according to an analysis released Wednesday by Georgetown University’s Center for Education and the Workforce. Those 500,000 students also represent about one-third of students who scored 1000 or higher on the SAT, another way of defining top-performing students, it found. More...

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26 novembre 2017

Yes, we must decolonise: our teaching has to go beyond elite white men

The Guardian homeThere’s no need for outrage over changes to Cambridge University’s English curriculum. Issues of race, class and gender are all relevant in literature. More...

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15 novembre 2017

Elite universities invest endowments via tax havens

By Brendan O’Malley. Elite universities in the United States and the United Kingdom have been investing endowment funds offshore in order to pay little or no tax, according to details revealed in the so-called Paradise Papers, a series of leaked documents from Appleby, a legal firm based in Bermuda. More...

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07 novembre 2017

Minister aims to refocus elite universities programme

By Eugene Vorotnikov. The Russian Minister of Education and Science, Olga Vasilyeva, is proposing to drastically cut the number of participants in the state’s ‘Project 5-100’ aimed at developing world-class universities – in order to improve its chances of achieving its objectives by 2020. More...

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Threat to cull elite Project 5-100 universities blocked

By Brendan O’Malley and Eugene Vorotnikov. The Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Olga Golodets, has ruled out any imminent adoption of a proposal by the Minister of Education and Science, Olga Vasilyeva, to remove funding from 15 out of 21 institutions in the Project 5-100 elite universities programme to concentrate on six institutions. More...

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22 octobre 2017

Time to level our elitist playing field

The Guardian homeYour report (Revealed: Britain’s most powerful elite is 97% white, 25 September) on the low representation of black and ethnic minority groups among Britain’s most powerful people omits public appointments, where the picture is slightly more positive. More...

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Andrew Adonis and an elitist attitude towards former polytechnics

The Guardian homeLord Adonis (Strip former polytechnics of university status, says ex-minister, 11 October) shows a staggering ignorance of the status and quality of many of those institutions. More...

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21 octobre 2017

Teachers in elite universities not feeling benefit of £9k tuition fees

The Guardian homeUniversity teaching staff complain they are paid less than researchers and have inferior contracts, report shows. More...

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15 octobre 2017

Not So Open Doors

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Elite colleges need to change policies to recruit, admit and graduate talented low-income students, report says. It calls out some by name. More...

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