"... the countries which have done most to increase the education levels of their population have, on average, grown less fast than have devoted fewer resources to education."
No more Norfolk? *** Essential Reading
"The UK Treasury has abandoned hopes of recovering millions
of pounds in compensation for delays in the new national
insurance system because it needs to preserve the
relationship with the system's developer."
"The human and environmental catastrophe in Mozambique is a result of
climate change caused by pollution."
"...my teenage years were all dictated through a barbiturate
"The Knowledge Economy 1
"... eking out their life, killing the pain of unemployment and alienation with that most effective of pain killers, heroin."
"It should be clear from the above evidence that the [Minister's] statement 'no proven link' is at best unhelpful."
"I understand and am currently advised, that there is no proven link between benzodiazepine use and damage to developing foetuses."
"you are better placed than faxfn to make Blairite politicians and academic gurus (and Whitehall manderins?) answer questions."
"Can Professor Smithers show us the research which shows degrees give employers the gold standard they want?"
"academic cheating is a good thing ( if you can get away with it) because it gets you through the educational process to areas of life and work where you can really prove your worth "
"A full review by the Department of Health, of policy regarding BDZs is urgently needed and long overdue. With respect, the problem, far from diminishing, is increasing and a dangerous precedent is being set if nothing effective is done."
"we didn't have proper time to spend with residents, so often the chemical cosh was an easy solution"
" [research students] learn some from highly paid professors who now teach a way of writing that sounds clever whatever you are actually saying..."
"the real scandal of this New Order is that Project 2000 is an empire created by a self serving clique"
"so it became an article of faith that awarding enough vocational certificates would somehow transform the nature of the UK economy"
"We increasingly have a situation where younger members of staff (now below 35) cannot solve practical problems."
"remember that the open source movement is scoring some goals while 'traditional' software development in the government sector at least, is helplessly scoring own-goal after own-goal."
"but I realised that I had probably written more programs in 4 years at school than any of the lecturers had in their lives"
"Q8. ... was it because
"For years European citizens have been trained and retrained several times in a row with money from the Structural Funds without ever finding sustainable employment."
Training without jobs is pointless - Wim van Velzen, MEP
New Deal web site shoots government in foot - Kim Swales
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