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Education Forum Update, 27 June 2003

27 June 2003

Welcome to the Education Forum Update, a regular round-up of all that is
new at the Education Forum website.

Visit our home page ( http://www.educationforum.org.nz) for links to the following
recently-added items:

Hot topic: Students opposing the loan scheme are engaging in "ill-founded hysteria whipped up ... because they don't want to pay", leading economist Tony Alexander said last week. The Education Forum examines the debate surrounding student loans.

Press releases: This week Stanford University education policy specialist Ed Lazear visited Wellington.

OpEds: Issue 42, A lesson money can't teach, Don Brash, National Party finance spokesman; Issue 41, Teachers for the new century, Edward P Lazear, Professor of Human Resources Management and Economics, Stanford University; Issue 40, Education modernisation and school choice, Andrew J Rotherham, Director, 21st Century Schools Project at the Progressive Policy Institute.

Both sides now: Last month the Government announced it was replacing the tertiary education fee freeze with fee maxima. Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education) Steve Maharey puts the case for the new system, and Jonathan Blakeman, Director of Administration at the University of Auckland argues against it.

Presentation: Stanford University's Ed Lazear's 23 June presentation in Wellington on lessons for education policy and reform.

The latest in education news: Links to overseas and domestic stories including: NZer to be Oxford vice-chancellor; workplace literacy concerns; skills shortage at successful NZ exporter; a BBC report on an alternative curriculum that shows improvement.

And, don't forget, the June edition of Subtext, our in-depth newsletter for education policy news and critiques, is still 'hot off the press' and can be read online.

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