Offenbar ist die Front der Bundesländer zerfallen, die den Digitalpakt bisher grundsätzlich abgelehnt haben. Schon am Donnerstag soll der Bundestag über eine Grundgesetzänderung abstimmen.
Universities are seeing an increase in teetotal clubs and alcohol-free accommodation. Why are students drinking less?
Like most students heading off to university, Emily Proctor, 19, felt apprehensive. But it wasn’t just the thought of leaving her family and making new friends that caused her to be anxious; Proctor was concerned about how she’d fit in as a teetotal student.
“I was worried as I knew that much of university life involves going out drinking, especially in the first year,” explains Proctor, who is studying law at Swansea University. To help alleviate her concerns, she signed up for the university’s alcohol-free accommodation. “I didn’t want to be around people who were partying constantly and coming home drunk,” she says. “I wanted to be around similar people who I could chill with instead of going out every night.” Proctor, who doesn’t drink alcohol as it’s never appealed to her, says that decision has proven to be a wise choice. “It worked out well in the end as I have friends that I stay in with and we might play cards, or go to the cinema or out for meals.”Continue reading...
Just before his assassination, the radical black activist took part in a debate at Oxford. Tariq Ali recalls their meeting, which left him in a state of shock – and is now the subject of a TV show
Malcolm X became internationally famous the day after President John F Kennedy was assassinated. Asked to comment, Malcolm calmly informed US TV reporters that he was not at all surprised that “the chickens were coming home to roost”. It was November 1963 and he was by then a leading member of the Nation of Islam, a black separatist organisation. Its leader, Elijah Muhammad, publicly disavowed him and banned him from public speaking.
I had arrived at Oxford a month previously and witnessed the Kennedy assassination on the BBC and read Malcolm’s comments in the press. A year later, Eric Abrahams – the radical Jamaican president of the Oxford Union (and a friend) – decided to invite Malcolm to participate in his farewell debate. The subject was a quote from Barry Goldwater, the alt-right Republican candidate for the presidency: “Extremism in the defence of liberty is no vice, moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.”Continue reading...
Die Uni Kiel hatte die Verschleierung in Lehrveranstaltungen untersagt. Dagegen will die Frau juristisch vorgehen - obwohl selbst der Zentralrat der Muslime das Verbot nachvollziehen kann.
A guide for headteachers in England aims to help them deal ethically with thorny issues like exclusions - and to confront colleagues who do not
One of the most enduring images of recent decades has been that of the superhead: the heroic, league-table topping, entrepreneurial lone-ranger figure, once compared by the former chief inspector of schools, Sir Michael Wilshaw, to a Clint Eastwood figure “fighting for righteousness”.
But might the model of the next few decades be different – a less combative leader, driven as much by a vision of a good society as by competitive advantage?Continue reading...
Academies have made things worse for women, says the co-editor of a new book
When the former headteacher Vivienne Porritt sat down for afternoon tea with four other teachers at a hotel near Bracknell, Berkshire, in 2015, she had no idea they were about to start a global grassroots women’s education movement. “Our aim was to connect women on Twitter, because we felt our voices weren’t being heard. Women felt shut down when talking about leadership and the kind of issues that were important to women. After a rant on Twitter on International Women’s Day, we came together to organise a conference. It never occurred to us it would grow beyond that.”
Over scones and sandwiches, the women – who met for the first time that day – agreed on a phrase to be used in tweets about the challenges women in education face and want to discuss. #WomenEd was born.Continue reading...
A child in a bedsit has more ‘character’ than a braying public schoolboy, Mr Hinds | Laura McInerney
The education secretary should come up with policies to help children – and fund them – instead of making platitudes about yoga
Years ago I taught a young girl who had been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. At the age of 15, she knew that in her adult life she would be a wheelchair user. Yet, she continued working towards her dream of becoming a scriptwriter, a dream tough enough to achieve when growing up in one of the poorest parts of the country, even harder when faced with such physical limitations. Joyfully, that student, Matilda Ibini, has gone from strength to strength and I now follow on social media her career as an award-winning playwright.
Contrast such grit and determination with the latest vision of “character” to come from the education secretary, Damian Hinds.Continue reading...
UK fashion industry bigger source of carbon emissions than aviation and shipping
A penny on every shirt, skirt and stocking could fund better recycling and repairing in the fashion industry, according to a parliamentary report that recommends new taxes to end the throwaway consumer culture.
The cross-party environmental audit committee also proposes tax incentives for companies that offer repair services for clothes, and urges schools to introduce darning and mending classes.Continue reading...
Hans Rausing gives Britain’s oldest art school its biggest ever donation
Britain’s oldest art school, a 250-year-old institution which offers postgraduate students a three-year art course free of charge, has received its biggest ever donation.
The Royal Academy of Arts said on Monday that the £10m gift from the Tetra Pak heir Hans Rausing would go to restoring and renewing a historic central London campus which many people do not even realise exists.Continue reading...
In den Bundesländern ist die Frage nicht einheitlich geregelt. Eine Übersicht von Hamburg bis Baden-Württemberg.