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Kevin is founder of the world.edu project. The past 28 years have been involved in publishing to the education sector in print and the internet. Kevin has a degree in Education and has a many years experience in developing companies and projects.
Statistical drugs: Depression and cholesterol

Statistical drugs: Depression and cholesterol

It’s summer, higher education slows a bit, and I get to consider other things. So, we have another depressing headline in the news: CDC: Teen suicide rate up 70% from 2006 to 2016 This is a pretty hefty increase over a mere decade. Some news sites are trying to spin this as inadequate medical coverage, […] … learn more→

Let the lightning of academic freedom strike

Let the lightning of academic freedom strike

As rector of Leiden University, I am sometimes buttonholed by concerned individuals on Twitter, at alumni events and even at the local market about some recent controversial statement that one of our scholars has made in the media. These individuals are typically embarrassed by the comments, and ask me what I am going to do about […] … learn more→

Is the Opioid crisis impacting College campuses?

Is the Opioid crisis impacting College campuses?

The opioid crisis is taking the lives of around 115 Americans each day—and is taking over the lives of millions of others. Although the problem is more common in rural than urban areas, the fact that doctors have in recent years over-prescribed opioid painkillers means that anyone can be at risk for abusing these powerful […] … learn more→

Does Higher Education have what it takes to adjust to market conditions?

Does Higher Education have what it takes to adjust to market conditions?

In our new book, How to Build a College: A Practical Guide for Trustees, Faculty, Administrators and Policymakers, Dr. Joey King and I argue that the sky is not falling around higher education. By and large, colleges and universities are nimble and resourceful institutions, most of which will prosper in the 21st century. However, college and […] … learn more→

Why America needs a new approach to school desegregation

Why America needs a new approach to school desegregation

Despite all the time and effort invested desegregating the nation’s schools over the past half century, the reality is America’s schools are more segregated now than they were in 1968. Keep that statistic in mind as the nation marks the 64th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education – the 1954 Supreme Court decision that famously mandated the […] … learn more→

Losing my memory stick was unforgettably brain-beating

Losing my memory stick was unforgettably brain-beating

It was a quiet evening in the bucolic foothills of academia. I had just finished updating my lecture for the following morning – checking that the various theories expounded hadn’t been discredited since last term, and that the embedded web links didn’t redirect to sites of a pornographic nature – and uploaded the file to my […] … learn more→

It’s time to rethink what’s meant by “mother tongue” education

It’s time to rethink what’s meant by “mother tongue” education

The issue of mother tongue education has been fiercely but sporadically debated in South Africa since 1994. In the past two and a half years, student protests at universities across the country have breathed new life into the discussions. Proponents of mother tongue education tend to argue that children should be taught in the language […] … learn more→

Linking impact factor to 'open access' charges creates more inequality in academic publishing

Linking impact factor to ‘open access’ charges creates more inequality in academic publishing

The prospectus SpringerNature released on April 25 in preparation of its intended stock market listing provides a unique view into what the publisher thinks are the strengths of its business model and where it sees opportunities to exploit them, including its strategy on open access publishing. Whether the ultimate withdrawal of the IPO reflected investors’ doubt […] … learn more→

Keeping it real and optimistic: Will attaining Bachelor degrees bring rainbows across the sky?

Keeping it real and optimistic: Will attaining Bachelor degrees bring rainbows across the sky?

Hooray for fantastic and lofty goals focused on early childhood educators attaining four-year degrees that enhance and challenge their joyful work with children and their families! … But then, BANG! Rainbows don’t appear across the sky because we hit the wall and reality of our nation. While the horizon recedes, though, the dream remains … […] … learn more→