Helen Gains a much needed Friend

Back then they said: If implemented, Labour’s tertiary student support policy, including the introduction of no interest on loans while borrowers are in New Zealand, would be the most significant blow to the $7 billion debt monster since the student loan scheme was introduced in 1992. … “With this policy Labour is attacking student debt,… Continue reading Helen Gains a much needed Friend

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Another Blog Scrap

So another blog scrap erupts, this time people going on about whether a teacher who (allegedly) teaches holocaust denial and/or conspiracy theories is a good teacher. That would be a no. Kids are stupid. That’s why we send them to school. To get educated. Teaching conspiracy theories is bound to be popular with kids, for… Continue reading Another Blog Scrap

Update on UCLA Student

From Patterico: …At the beginning, the tased student is heard shouting: “Here’s your Patriot Act, here’s your f[vowel omitted]cking abuse of power.” He is referring, of course, to the controversial provision of the Patriot Act which provides for repeated tasing of any students who are slow to leave a university library. One can thus see… Continue reading Update on UCLA Student

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Text “Language” Aproved for Exam Use

From the “You’ve got to be kidding” file. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is still strongly discouraging students from using anything other than full English, but says credit will be given if the answer “clearly shows the required understanding”, even if it contains text speak. You might as well kiss spelling goodbye. What’s next?… Continue reading Text “Language” Aproved for Exam Use

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Otago MBA Back

Otago’s MBA is back in the top 100. Ironically, they have a picture of the guy in charge of the program when it fell off that list in the report – he’s now in charge of the entire School of Business.

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