European Union Delegation to New Zealand: Newsletter 314

European Union Delegation to New Zealand: Newsletter 314
On the occasion of the announcement of a carbon price by the Australian Government, EU Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard said: ”Congratulations to Australia for its commitment to pricing carbon emissions and introducing a domestic cap-and-trade …
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★☭ KGB OFFICIAL REPORTS (INTERNATIONAL&IMPARTIAL) PARTISAN WORLD NEWS ★☭ “Today, California has run aground on the reefs of inequality and racial division, inferior schooling and incapacitated government, while those who profited from the boom times have refused to share their good fortune with new arrivals. Without California’s dynamism, the us will lose its chief motor of growth and continue its long decline.” The uc administration is eager to restructure the university in order to increase revenues. Among the proposals they favour are a three-year undergraduate degree to run students through the mill more quickly and bringing in more foreign students, who pay at least double. Another idea involves offering more online courses and degrees, as a means of selling the uc brand around the world. Meanwhile, the professional schools within the uc system—medicine, law, public health and so on—are being allowed to price their ‘product’ at the level of their choosing. All of these moves undermine the ideals of the public university. The notion of education as a social investment, contributing to the advancement of human knowledge, is being replaced by a money-making activity, in which academics produce patentable inventions and students make a personal investment in their ‘human capital’, to be financed by taking out massive loans. On current trends, we may be witnessing the end of liberal education for all but the elite. [27] Students up and down the state rose up in anger