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Pullman's plea to save school libraries - BBC News
Children's authors such as Philip Pullman and Malorie Blackman are calling for a halt to the "shocking decline" in England's school libraries.
They, along with 148 others, wrote to Education Secretary Justine Greening, asking her to signal her belief in the "value of literacy" for learning. [...] The letter highlights how England has lower rates of teenage literacy than other developed nations, according to international rankings.
UK  Austerity  libraries  library  education  policy  further  college  skills  gap  Gesellschaft  Society  Enlightenment  Precariat  class  numeracy  STEM  MINT  Maths  literacy  history 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
Paxman vs Boris on Newsnight - YouTube
Boris explains trickle-down // "they need better education" tories cut education real terms and now teachers ask for toilet paper, pens, and cut culture! a bare minimum education. for culture you have to be better off. after all, there are now no museums and libraries in your town.
Tories  Conservative  Party  nasty  Austerity  inequality  UK  gini  Coefficient  Deprivation  JAM  Theresa  May  David  Cameron  George  Osborne  Education  Policy  social  income  mobility  poverty  trap  Precariat  working  poor  Council  Library  Museum  Culture  class  bank  bailout  London  competitiveness  taxation  1%  10%  Boris  Johnson 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
Google wants us to forget about its near-total monopoly over what we know | PandoDaily
In the Big Controversy over Google being forced by EUcrats to delete a 2007 BBC story about one of the villains of the Financial Meltdown, former Merrill Lynch chairman Stan O’Neal, the debate has so far been limited to “freedom of the press” versus “our right to privacy.” It’s the perfect frame of debate, from Google’s point of view, because it diverts us from the real problem that brought us to this point in the first place: Google’s enormous monopoly power over “what we know”—or at least, what we think we know. If it’s not Google-able, it’s presumed to have been deleted from the historical record. And that presumption is based on the way most of us search or source information. +++ +
Google  right  to  be  forgotten  digital  natives  monopoly  library  freedom  of  press  freespeech  Pressefreiheit  regulators  regulation  self-regulation  way  back  machine  internet  archive  Privacy  Privacy 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
danah boyd | apophenia » why I’m quitting Mendeley (and why my employer has nothing to do with it)
> Knowledge that is not proprietary - got to be free. < >> "Elsevier’s practices make me deeply deeply angry. While academic publishing as a whole is pretty flawed, Elsevier takes the most insidious practices further at each and every turn, always at the expense of those of us who are trying to produce, publish, and distribute research." +
academics  knowledge  ethics  StudentLoans  formal  education  studentship  education  SOPA  academia  moral  dilemma  Student  Loan  Bubble  education  Aaron  Swartz  ethic  university  academic  publishing  Elsevier  moralhazard  scholarship  ethical  beliefs  higher  education  Mendeley  Danah  Boyd  library  Cost  of  studentdebt  universities 
april 2013 by asterisk2a
GRIN - Catalogue - Economics / Business
GRIN Publishing, located in Munich, Germany, has specialized since its foundation in 1998 in the publication of academic texts.
The publishing website and the German sites and Diplomarbeiten24 offer students and university professors the ideal platform for the presentation of scientific texts, such as research projects, theses, dissertations, and academic essays to a wide audience.
The authors are free to decide if they receive monetary benefits from their work, or to simply contribute their publication for the use of others. With over two million visitors per month, GRIN reaches a huge audience.
economics  library  academia  academic  academics  research  reference 
august 2009 by asterisk2a

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