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Britain’s Boarding School Problem | The New Republic

How the country’s elite institutions have shaped colonialism, Brexit, and today’s global super-rich  When socially privileged children are separated from their families at a tender age, some develop what psychotherapists have called “Boarding School Syndrome”: “a defensive and protective encapsulation of the self,” in which they learn to hide emotion, …

Japanese schools switch to unisex uniforms to promote LGBT inclusion

MORE and more Japanese schools are rolling out unisex uniforms or flexible uniform policies in order to support students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). According to The Japan Times, Kashiwanoha Junior High School in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture allows its students to elect whether they want to wear …

Malaysian university tries to convert those with LGBT ‘disorders’

A PUBLIC university in Malaysia recently held a contest to “convert” lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students, a move that has been criticised as discriminatory. LGBT students say such events are normal in and outside campuses in Malaysia, a multi-ethnic Southeast Asian country that is majority Muslim, NBC reported.  In the …

How an education crisis is hurting Morocco’s poor | Morocco | Al Jazeera

Unsuccessful attempts at reform and the growth of private schools are hurting underprivileged families. Rabat, Morocco – Overcrowding, the lack of an efficient strategy and poor administration are harming public schools in Morocco and diminishing the opportunities available to underprivileged children, experts, teachers and students have told Al Jazeera. The crisis in the …

How to Halt Labor’s Slow Death | New Republic

The success of a Minnesota teachers’ union shows the way forward for a beleaguered movement. Nick Faber thought he’d be spending this week on the picket line in a Minnesota winter. The president of the Saint Paul Federation of Teachers (SPFT) was prepared for what would have been his union’s …

Which Asian country speaks the best English?

THE SEVENTH global English Proficiency Index for 2017 released by English First (EF), an international English Second Language (ESL) education company, ranked Dutch people as having the best English skills in the world out of 80 countries included in the study. Singapore is no stranger to being the best at things and …