Following the publication of a new report on The Business of People, James Wilsdon and David Walker set out the case that the social sciences will be making through the election and spending review.Behind graphene, or any other scientific breakthrough, there’s a lab, a city, dense social networks among researchers, commercial connections, finance, and policies for science and innovation. To repeat a basic truth that still gets forgotten, science works in a socio-economic context. It
The online fight over Common Core - fired off in 140-character bursts - is allowing a new kind of activist to gain political influence.
While Louis C.K.’s Common Core Twitter rant might be the most famous, he is far from alone in taking to the social media platform to join the Internet war over the new controversial math and English standards most American schools have adopted.
Parents and teachers, policy wonks and politicians, teachers unions and libertarian groups are among the 53,000