Category Archives: education

Private schools — the Danish model

According to Twitter, people are starting to look again at the rather low taxes that private schools have to pay. However, from a Danish perspective it’s rather interesting that the only support private schools get from the state is a … Continue reading

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Why I’ll be voting Yes on Thursday

Although I’ve written hundreds of blog posts over the past couple of years, I’ve never described my personal journey to Yes. With just a few days to go before the referendum, here it is. Getting to know Scotland When I … Continue reading

Posted in culture, Denmark, economics, education, EU, gaelic, LibDems, Scots language, SNP, UKIP, Westminster | 23 Comments

How to keep Scottish universities free after independence

The following is a reworked and updated version of this old blog post: At the moment, the main reason why English students are not all going to university in Scotland (where university tuition is free, compared to English universities that … Continue reading

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Taking the independence campaign into schools

Lots of people are upset that Better Together are planning to send campaign packs to schools (my emphasis): [T]he pro-Union Better Together campaign said it would be sending a teacher-resource pack, including lesson plans, research materials and a mock debate … Continue reading

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How to minimise the number of students from England after independence

Pointing Statue, Pissing Statue, Københavns Universitet Originally uploaded by Blastframe At the moment, the main reason why English students are not all going to university in Scotland (where university tuition is free, compared to English universities that will typically charge … Continue reading

Posted in Denmark, education, England, postindependence, Sweden | 6 Comments