Education

How University Betrays Students

(This article first appeared exactly fourteen years ago.) I’d only send my son to university if he had no talent. He is going anyway, for the social life and the certificate. I warn him that after studying the Humanities and Social Sciences, he won’t be able to think independently or absorb information that doesn’t fit… [Continue Reading]

Hong Kong protest over school ‘brainwashing’ by China

Thousands of protesters surrounded Hong Kong’s government headquarters on Monday over a plan to introduce a pro-China school curriculum that they describe as an attempt to brainwash students. Chanting “No to brainwashing education. Withdraw national education”, some 8000 people denounced a Hong Kong government-funded booklet entitled “The China Model” they say glorifies China’s single Communist… [Continue Reading]