Articles tagged Tertiary education

The controversy over Massey University’s ban on Don Brash speaking to politics students has been an overwhelming victory for free speech, according to Dr Bryce Edwards of Victoria University of Wellington. He argues that academics, students and universities now need to re-assert the culture of robust and diverse debate on campuses.

The polytechnic sector is on the brink of collapse, fighting against low unemployment and a voracious private market. How did things get so bad, and is there a way back for our polytechs? Shane Cowlishaw reports.

Education often flies under the radar, touching a nerve only with those that work in the sector, or parents who have struggling children. But National and Labour are suddenly duking it out over the issue, bringing it into the election spotlight. Shane Cowlishaw talks to academic experts on the main education issues.