"We have to be aware of the fact that even though we have increased our funding in education, we're still number 40-something in the nation, so we're still far, far behind in terms of adequately funding our schools in comparison to other states," said Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, who heads the Assembly budget committee.
Higher education body, Universities UK, rejects the suggestion that universities recruit overseas students on anything other than their "individual academic merits".
of per-pupil funding are based on federal data that typically are a few years old. Education Week's Quality Counts report, a respected ranking system that accounts for regional living costs and poverty rates, last week listed California at 46th among the states with per-student spending of $8,213 in 2013, far below the national average of $11,667.
Alexander, R.J. (2016) ‘Teaching and Learning for All: the quality imperative revisited’, in McGrath, S et al, Routledge International Handbook of Educational Development, Routledge, 118-132.
Alexander, R.J. (2012) ‘International evidence, national policy and classroom practice: ‘ (Keynote address to the 3rd Van Leer International Conference on Education, Jerusalem, May 2012), Educational Echoes, 105-113 (In Hebrew)
Regarding essay writing services, if they really are only providing model answers that they don't expect to be plagiarised, then they should be happy to provide copies of all their essays to Turnitin, the online anti-plagiarism service that a lot of UK Universities use.
Alexander, R.J. (2006) ‘Dichotomous pedagogies and the promise of cross-cultural comparison’, in Halsey, A.H., Brown, P., Lauder, H. and Dilabough, J. (ed) Education: Globalisation and Social Change, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 722-733.
Alexander, R.J. (2009) ‘The condition and future of primary education: beyond the headlines of the Cambridge Primary Review’ Professional Voice 7(2) (Australia), 27-32.
Alexander, R.J. (2005) ‘Douglas Brown and post-war English education’ in Loades, D.M. (ed) Tributes to Douglas Brown, Cambridge: Perse School, 61-67.
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Much social research still fails to incorporate an adequate race dimension, mainly because social research (in the UK) is usually conducted within predominantly Eurocentric, white conceptual frameworks’ (maniam et al., 2004). Discuss the reasons for this failure with respect to children and young people. To what extent can this failure be addressed by social research?
To make students -- foreign or national -- do the work that forms a basis for their degrees, all essay-writing companies should be made to make all copies of their essays available to the turnitin site, to make it easy for teachers to check for plagiarism.
Ropo, Lincoln University, PA USAUK universities for too long have adopted a "take the money and run" attitude to foreign students.
I did my undergrad and PhD here as a foreign student, and many of my colleagues were plagiarising in their undergraduate essays and some were having their masters and PhDs written by others.
Randal, LondonThis is a very serious issue and one that could totally undermine all higher education in the UK.
Soaring tax revenues have carried per-pupil education spending in California beyond where it stood before the recession, but even the record sum proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown is unlikely to reverse the state's standing as a comparative miser when it comes to investing in public schools, advocates and education officials said.
Alexander, R.J. (2001) ‘In pursuit of quality in elementary education’, in Alexander, R.J., Cohen, P., Mercer, M., Ramachandran, V., Shukla, S., Reflections on Equity, Quality and Local Planning in the District Primary Education Programme, Delhi: European Commission, 45-55.
The rise in students buying essays, he claims, reflects the number of overseas students studying in the UK with "very poor written and verbal skills".