In a recent judgement about a sexual misconduct case at Cornell University the judge compared the campus disciplinary committees to the infamous English Star Chambers.
Advertising, hype, and brand management are all the rage at universities, and I am as guilty as anyone. Bless me, father, for I too have 'spinned'.
One of the greatest realisations I have had about learning in recent years is that all education, and life for that matter is experienced through the imagined landscape of the mind.
After a taxpayer paid $7.7M inquiry bill we still do not know who actually authorised the $86.4M contracting out of Victoria's COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Program's security arrangements.
The rare Cassandras of the world can see exactly what is going to happen, but their curse is that most of the time no one listens to them.
We know children in rural and regional areas, and children from poor or disadvantaged households are more likely to start school behind their more advantaged city counterparts.
Universities face a fatal choice. They can acquiesce to the demands of censorious staff and students or reject intolerance and bullying.
Science communication sells great stories, but science isn't about stories or messages or narratives.
No matter how much time and effort we invest in schools and universities, practical wisdom will remain the rarest and most important skill of all.
If we want our children to succeed, we must let them fail.
There is more than one way of organising a large secondary school but the one that dominates is based on same-age organisation, a grade system.
Amazon may soon offer an end-of-the-university-as-we-know-it box set. (E-books, no doubt.)