Huge grants to low-income students who never graduate

Billions of taxpayer dollars go to college students who never end up with a diploma in their hands, a new report found.

Pell grants–which are given to low-income families and, unlike student loans, do not need to be paid back–are … Read the rest

Afrikaans schools win first round against forced anglicization

Disgruntled parents of single-medium Afrikaans schools dragged Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi to court and won the first round.

Fedsas said Lesufi’s decision to make parents apply for admission electronically was merely an effort to take control of the placement … Read the rest

Thousands sign petition to return to Europe

The petition on the website www.change.org, had about 15000 signatures last night.

It calls for the EU to allow white South Africans, Namibians and Zimbabweans to be given automatic European citizenship.

The petition has over 15000 signatures.

Rodrigo de Campos, … Read the rest

SA ranks last in maths and science

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released its Global Information Technology Report 2015, which ranked South Africa last in the quality of mathematics and science education.

South Africa also finished close to last – 139 out of 143 countries – … Read the rest

Obama silent on immigration before Black Caucus

Weeks before he will reportedly enact a massive executive amnesty for illegal immigrants, President Barack Obama was silent on immigration when he addressed the Congressional Black Caucus’ Phoenix Awards Dinner on Saturday evening in Washington, D.C.

Critics of amnesty, like … Read the rest

Thousands of black teenagers go on rampage in Joburg CBD

Thousands of teenage school children went on the rampage Johannesburg CBD, reportedly looting and stealing from shops and vendors.

Sapa reported that the group was in Albertina Sisulu and Eloff streets around 14:00, and majority were standing in front of … Read the rest

The return on higher education

While U.S. schools have remained competitive globally in the face of declining state subsidies and rising tuition costs, it’s fair to ask whether students are getting what they pay for.

Some argue that too many degrees are a waste of … Read the rest

Exploding demand for higher education worldwide

International student enrollment is on the rise at U.S. colleges.

In total, 764,495 international students were enrolled at colleges and universities across the United States during the 2011-2012 school year, up 5.7 percent from the previous year, according to a … Read the rest

Education is about values… not a commodity

Top ten academic performers at Hoërskool Wagpos, an Afrikaans government school in South Africa
Top ten academic performers at Hoërskool Wagpos, an Afrikaans government school in South Africa

by TAU Bulletin

And a school matriculation certificate is not a ticket to the corner office, the VIP lift and the executive washroom.

Education is holistic: … Read the rest

Limpopo province has text books but some roofs are missing

Semaneng Secondary School in Limpopo has a damaged roof
Semaneng Secondary School in Limpopo has a damaged roof

Both pupils and and teachers in rural Limpopo say they are preparing for another year of so-called tree schools, pit toilets, overcrowding in classrooms without roofs and even snake bites, reports … Read the rest

SA matrics ‘still perform at lower levels in maths’: Umalusi

MATRIEKEKSAMEN 007While a general dumbing down of the school curriculum has ensured rising pass rates for South African matrics, the standards body Umalusi says that “in some of the key subjects such as mathematics the majority of learners still perform at … Read the rest

DA wants failed US policy on education to help SA

educationEconomic exclusion of blacks must first be addressed in the classroom and thereafter in the boardroom.

This is the view of the DA, which yesterday released a discussion document on black economic empowerment and equality in education.

Central to the … Read the rest