Sharp Rise In Fake Science Publications Embarrasses Germany

Over 5,000 research scientists working in German universities and other higher education institutes have published their research findings in journals run by quasi-scientific publishers, according to a media report released on Thursday.

When researchers publish their results in a scientific journal, it is anticipated that their research theory, scope, assumptions, exclusions, method and data have been subjected to rigorous scrutiny by other scientists in the field in a process known as peer review. Though in recent years the per review  process has been discredited because of the operation of an old boy network in academic research, the system if properly executed acts as a form of quality control, ensuring that studies are scientifically sound before being released to the public.

Quasi-scientific publishers, however, carry out little to no review of the articles (a system known as pal review, you get your pal to say nice things about your research, in return you say nice things about the results of his next project) and often publish the articles soon after receiving them, according to research carried out by German public broadcasters NDR and WDR as well as German news magazine Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin.

The publishers approach scientists and companies around the world, encouraging them to publish their work in one of their journals. The researchers then pay to have their article or study published in one of these journals where it appears within a few days.

The report found that some 400,000 researchers worldwide have used these scientifically dubious journals — knowingly or inadvertently — to publish their work.

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Universities warned of ‘creeping segregation’ as Sheffield launches LGBT-only student halls

UK Universities have been given a warning about an emerging trend of what is referred to as “creeping segregation” on campus as University of Sheffield became the nation’s first to offer student housing where only gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students are allowed to live.

Sheffield University announced it will provide a number of LGBT-only student apartments in September to provide “safe space for students to be themselves”. The university has had 30 enquiries so far and already has plans to expand the number available for next year.

The move has been prompted by concerns from student union leaders that gay and trans students will be targets of “bullying and harassment” in mainstream accommodation. A report from surveys of this year’s under graduates found that 42 percent of LGBT students claim they are forced to conceal their sexuality at university, and 33 percent have received “negative comments” from other students.

But the director of the country’s largest student accommodation service criticised the plan as a form of “segregation” which will ghettoise gay youth and divide student communities.

The Daily Stirrer thinks taxpayer’s (whose money funds universities) have a right to expect university students to concentrate on their academic life, their sex lives are nobody else’s concern. If the current generation of Gay BLTs did not spend so much time getting in people’s faces and yelling about their sexuality they might find they get a better reception from the heterosexual community.

Universities warned of ‘creeping segregation’ as Sheffield launches LGBT-only student halls

UK Universities have been given a warning about an emerging trend of what is referred to as “creeping segregation” on campus as University of Sheffield became the nation’s first to offer student housing where only gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students are allowed to live.

White working class children ‘lack aspiration and drive’ of migrant communities, says Ofsted chief
Children from white working class families can the “lack the aspiration and drive” of migrant communities, Amanda Spielman of Education overserr Ofstead cited analysis from the Department for Education (DfE) which showed that schools in these areas struggle to recruit teachers and have challenges with capacity.
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Student sues University for ‘Mickey Mouse’ degree that hasn’t boosted her career

A disgruntled graduate is suing her university after claiming that two years of study at £9000 per year plus attendant living expenses has left her with nothing more than a “Mickey Mouse” degree that has proved useless in advancing her career. Despite graduating with a first. Pok Wong is suing Anglia Ruskin University for more than £60,000.


Government Fails Jewish School Over Lack of ‘Correct’ LGBT Teaching

A Jewish girls’ school in London has been failed for a third time by Education Department inspectors who claim it fell short of requirements set out in the Equalities Act to teach LGBT principles in general and homosexuality/gender reassignment issues in particular. The equalities act, you may remember is a pernicious piece of legislation pushed through by …

Academics Warn Politically Correct Universities ‘Are Killing Free Speech’

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Tacit Approval From US Liberals For Islamic Indoctrination In US Schools.

Some schools in US State Of Virginia are closed today, because parents objected to Islamic indoctrination by the state education system. The US Constitution’s clauses on the separation of church and state forbid the promotion of any specific religious teaching, in fact US liberals tend to get their knickers in a twist over signs in classrooms that show the motto “In God we trust.”

New UK ‘Living Wage’ Rules Making Businesses Reluctant To Hire
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Should subjects like meditation and gardening be part of the school currriculum? Or as one high school in Massachusetts, USA, seems to believe, classes in analyzing conspiracy theories (if taught properly this could help students distinguish between a true conspiracy theory, a fantasy and what is legitimate questioning of official propaganda. The embedded article from Collective Evolution presents some interesting ideas.

Students censored – An Academic Community In A Crisis Of Collectivism.

Intellectual freedom in our universities is under threat from … intellectuals. So overbearing have the left wing screechers of bourgeois politically correct leftism now become that even the universities have surrendered to the intellectual control freakery of cultural Marxism. But if universities are now dedicated to turning out dull minded conformists, what hope is there for western society?

Who Should Make Decision About Childrens’ Welfare, Parents Or Authoritarian Left Wing Schoolteachers?

We like stories about bureaucrats abusing their authority and about schoolteachers (especiall head teachers) letting their inner fascist out of the closet. So a story than combines both, like this tale of a South Yorkshire primary school head who banned packed lunches because out of concern for ‘her’ children’s welfare she wanted them to have no alternative to the nutrition free slop served by the school kitchen.

Poor white pupils put off school by multicultural timetable

Education, should it be about learning to read, write, spell and calculate? Or should it be about feminism, gay rights, black history and ‘gender awareness’ whatever that is? For many years we have had multiculturalism and politically correct thinking rammed doiwn pupils throats but noe a study by a local education department suggests this obsession with politicallly corret diversity is responsible for the failure of white working class pupils.

Medical Student Stabs Lover – career hopes ruined?

Lavinia Woodward looking demure outside the court (Picture: Daily Telegraph)

Oxford University medical student Lavinia Woodward attacked her then partner after drinking at her university accommodation at Christ Church college in 2016.

The 25-year-old was given a 10-month prison term suspended for 18 months at Oxford Crown Court in September last year after admitting unlawful wounding, but challenged her sentence at the Court of Appeal on Friday.

Judges rejected her appeal, prompting her lawyer to tell the court Woodward has accepted she will never fulfill her ambition of becoming a heart surgeon.k

That’s a bit harsh I think, if she wanted to be a heart surgeon, stabbing her lover could be considered work experience.

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Universities To Be Banned From No Platforming Speakers

Sam Gyimiah – education minister for universities (Source: Daily Telegraph)

Universities in the UK are in “danger of developing a mono-culture” where only certain political and ideological views may be expressed, Mr. Sam Gyimah, the Conservative MP for East Surrey, and a minister in the education department has warned.

Mr. Gyimah said one student he met during a nationwide tour of university campuses had “Conservative bitch” written on her bedroom door after airing her political views in a lecture.

In another university, a student had his car egged for expressing his political opinions, the Member of Parliament said.

Speaking to students at King’s College London, Mr Gyimah said attempts to suppress free speech and open debate at universities are ‘chilling.’

The minister will announce a “tough guidance” program on the issue at a free-speech summit that he is chairing today in London, reports The Times.

Under the proposals, the Department for Education would take steps to protect free speech on UK campuses; the first government intervention on the issue since the free speech duty was imposed on universities as part of the Education Act in 1986, says the newspaper.

The guidelines will state that all shades of opinion must be welcome at universities, as long as it does not violate existing laws – for example, on encouraging terrorism. Any university or student union in breach of the rules may be “named, shamed or even fined” by the new Office for Students (OfS) regulator, which will have the power to deregister universities, according to the Daily Mail.

“A society in which people feel they have a legitimate right to stop someone expressing particular views on campus simply because they are unfashionable or unpopular is rather chilling,” Gyimah is expected to tel his audience at King’s College, London. “There is a risk that overzealous interpretation of a dizzying variety of rules is acting as a brake on legal free speech on campus.”

The Times reports an investigation by MPs which found “campaigners against abortion, Christian groups and conservative secularists were among those who have been denied a hearing, and even subjected to violence to prevent tem speaking at British universities”. Feminists who oppose transgender self-identification have been met with similar resistance.

Political figures have also been subjected to this form of censorship by left wing activists at universities. In February, pro-Brexit Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg was caught in the middle of a fight on Bristol University campus when protesters violently disrupted a student event to prevent him speaking.

The new proposals were criticised by Labour’s shadow universities minister, Gordon Marsden, who said that Gyimah was trying to “micromanage free speech issues”. Marsden added that any discussions about regulation should be conducted in the open, rather than at private meetings inside the Department for Education, The Guardian commented.

Marsden might have a point except for there having been an outraged response from the public at reports of people such as Prof Germaine Greer, a lifelong feminist and author of the book The Female Eunuch being prevented from speaking because of her views on transgenderism.

Greer, an uncompromising Aistralian, said, “Having your dick and balls lopped off does not make you a woman, these people will never have periods, they have no ovaries. They cannot know what it’s like to have a big, hairy, smelly vagina.

Video – Germaine Greer on transgenderism

 

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Canadian University Holds ‘White Privilege’ Conference

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be “cured” against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.”

― C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock: Essays on Theology (Making of Modern Theology)

In an event that marks the latest step in Canada’s descent into collective insanity, Ryerson University held the nation’s first “white privilege” conference this month. Hundreds of academics, media luvvies, professional hand wringers and all the usual suspects turned up at the Toronto-based institution to indulge in an orgy of hated, bigotry and racism aimed at “white people. (nobody defined exactly who was being hated, as I’ve always said, no human being ever was truly white, no human being ever was truly black.

The week-long event, which took place from May 9th to May 12th, was largely organised by Ryerson’s first vice-president of equity and community inclusion Denise O’Neil Green. Apparently Ms O’Neil Green does not include white people in her definitions of inclusive or equality. Oh well, I guess her degree is not in English language.

Green told The Toronto Star her definition of “white privilege” was “an unearned benefit or ‘perk’ that one receives simply because of their skin colour. (What, like the benefits and advantages handed to blacks because of their skin colour? – how many white kids get affirmative action uplifts on their exam grades?)

A more multi-layered way of looking at it is that white privilege operates in terms of a system that benefits particular groups over others”, she added.

Ah, now it’s clear, being shat on by a system that favours minorities is a privilege.

Another well known figure who took part in the event was Rinaldo Walcott, (why do all these paskudniaks have silly names?) an associate professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, who has been an enthusiastic supporter of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement and participates in the “Faculty for Palestine” group.

I often wonder if these over educated, reality deficient half wits understand that however wrong the treatment of Palestinians by Israel is (and what has gone on there is absolutely criminal), for almost a thousand years before the creation of Israel, first under the Islamic Caliphate, then The Ottoman Empire, the Palestinians were doing it to the Jews.

When asked about his response to people who say white privilege does not exist, Walcott dismissed criticism saying that white working class people have an easier time progressing up the socio-economic ladder than black people or indigenous people. Nothing to do with their being smarter or harder working then.

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Neo – Fascist Left Driving University Students To Despair

via David Broome, Minds.com
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ARE LEFTIST PROFESSORS AND UNIVERSITIES DRIVING STUDENTS TO SUICIDE? Are the oppressive totalitarian politics of the left driving students to suicide in Britain’s Universities? It seems plausible when we consider that most of academia is overrun by Marxist professors organising gangs of SJW’s who subject white straight male students to torrents of abuse if they do not indulge in the self loathing the feminists, LGBT advocates and other leftist groups demand. Is it just coincidence that 3 students have committed suicide at Bristol University in the last month alone where the leftist mobs run amok?

Where they protest free speech and want to shutdown and censor even mainline Conservatives such as Rees Mogg who they label a fascist! Indeed one student stated of his experience at Bristol University, “Students (leftists) tell me that as a white, straight male, I cannot speak about identity issues” Another tells of how a student was locked in a room against his will simply for asking to join a coding class and stating that excluding males from the class was prejudicial.*

Can we imagine an Army barracks with 3 suicides in a month? It would be a national scandal and there would be a huge criminal enquiry. We even had the recent case of people calling for the sacking of a Drill Sergeant just because he made a female recruit cry on an exercise. It seems the Marxist professors, leftist hate mobs and the Universities that support them get a free pass though, even as students are killing themselves in their Universities at the rate of one a fortnight!

(currently almost one a week at Bristol) The Times meanwhile reports that the suicide rate at Universities has increased over 50% in the last ten years – perfect correlation with the rise of leftist political correctness and growth of SJW hate mobs fostered by leftist professors.

If my child committed suicide while attending one of these leftist Universities I would be filing a civil lawsuit against them. Just making these Universities accountable would be worth the cost but the disclosure it would force would undoubtedly be political dynamite – probably enough to dismantle the Marxist cults pervading these Universities that subvert their students to the point they make their classmates feel life is no longer worth living.

#BristolUniversity #StudentSuicides #SJW #PoliticalCorrectness #News #Politics http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44091501 *Student Sources; Vice https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/59zpez/what-its-like-to-be-a-tory-at-a-left-wing-university

Bristol universities rocked by EIGHTH student suicide in just 18 months

via The Sun

A PROMISING law student has become the eighth university student in Bristol to take his own life in just 18 months.

Tragic third-year student Justin Cheng was found dead on January 12th, just weeks before lectures at the University of Bristol started again.

Director of student services Mark Ames said: I am very sorry to confirm that Justin Cheng, a third year Law student from Canada, has died.

“The police have told us they believe he took his own life. There were no suspicious circumstances and the coroner will hold an inquest in due course.

“Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family and friends.

“It is immensely distressing for members of our university community to learn that one of our students has died. READ MORE >>>

Student mental health ‘failing a generation’


Via BBC News, 12 May 2018

British universities say they risk “failing a generation” unless students get better mental health care.

A Universities UK report found some students risked “slipping through the gaps” due to a lack of co-ordination between the NHS and universities.

The most up-to-date statistics show 146 students killed themselves in 2016. At Bristol, three students have died suddenly in the past month alone.

An NHS official said local services should collaborate with universities.

Henry Curtis-Williams, a photography student, took his own life in 2016, aged 21.

“He had lost weight, he had dark shadows under his eyes, he was clearly in crisis,” said his mother Pippa Travis-Williams.

“He changed from being that super-confident person to [becoming] just a shell of a person.”

The number of deaths in 2016 was higher than the 134 students who killed themselves in 2015 – which in turn was the highest total since 2006.

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Oxford University Introduces Mandatory ‘Cultural Appropriation’ Classes

One of the oldest and most respected colleges, Magdalen, at Oxford, Britain’s oldest university has become the first to introduce the currenly fashinable idiocy from Ameroca’s west coast, compulsory racial awareness classes to ensure ethnic minorities are not offended by anything, ever.

Magdalen College students have voted to require all first-years to attend sessions which will cover racism, ‘institutional racism’, ‘cultural appropriation,’ and implicit bias.

According to a report in The Telegraph, students will learn about how to “participate effectively in fighting racism for both BME [Black and Minority Ethnic] and non-BME students”. Well, we supose expecting such morons to lean anything useful is just unreasonable

Farheen Ahmed, Oxford Student Union’s Vice President for Welfare and Equal Opportunities, said she welcomed the move as “an important part of bringing the conversation about race and ethnicity into the wider consciousness”. Well yes, that’s very nice fereed, but WTF are you studying that involves the conversation about race and ethnicity? Or do you plan to get your degree in Politically Correct bullshite and take a job in some QUANGO where being from a minority counts for far more than abilty to contribute anything.

The student paper Cherwell notes: “The University is becoming increasingly aware of the need to prioritise student voices on issues of race, as seen in the establishment of various groups to handle such concerns”.

Implicit bias, apparently, is when people are accidentally or unknowingly discriminatory or racist to minority groups, or when they are influenced by stereotypes. Cultural appropriation is the adoption of the customs, practices, or ideas of a culture, which is not said to be authentic or sensitive enough to minority groups. OK, so blacks will abandon cutlery and crockery and eat food with their fingers from banana leaves? All ethnic minorities will eschew electrical goods, vehicular transport, modern heating and plumbing and western style clothing and these all belong to European and north American culture. Oh sorry I forgot, they’re students and therefore far too stupid and sheep like to have thought that through.

In some of last year’s more idiotic examples of student intelligence fails, Magdalen College was criticised for a 1920s-themed ball after complaints that it could cause offense to female and ethnic minority students on the basis that “people of colour and women were entirely absent from college spaces” during the time period.

Oxford’s Lincoln college was accused of “cultural appropriation” over its New Orleans-themed ball, with students claiming it promotes “nostalgia for an era steeped in racism.”

Oxford students voted to create a “Class Liberation Officer” to protect the working classes from “microaggressions” such as being called a “chav”.

Obviously Magdelen is determined to preserve its reputation for elitism, the offsping of working class families would never put up with this kind of bullshit.

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A headmaster has complained that parents treat teachers like “NHS staff on a Saturday night” after he was attacked in his study by an angry father. Kieran Heakin, 60, was grabbed around the throat after being confronted by the man who believed his son was being bullied by fellow pupils. As other teachers tried to intervene, the angry father also tried to …

We Told You So. Education overrated – official.
Boggart Blog has said it before and we’ll say it again. Education is overrated. How much do we poor taxpayers stump up to put little no marks through higher education only for them to make a career of claiming benefits> (Mind you, you need a PhD to hay your way through the claim forms these …

The GCSE has never worked, because no one-size-fits-all exam can test every child.

The news that Education Secretary Michael Gove plans to dump the abysmally dumbed down GCSE exam and bring back an examination closer to the old and much tougher GCE O level for more academically gifted pupils and a qualification based more on practical skills and knowledge for school leavers whose gifts lie in other directions will be welcomed by many who feel the education sysytem has failed …

The Failure Of Education, The Subversion Of BureaucracyGovernment plans to toughen up the penalties that can be imposed on parents guilty of ‘bad parenting’ and tolerating truancy do not signal determination to deal with the problems in the education system but are an admission that progressive and ideological ideas in education havre failed generations of bored and disengaged pupils.

Back To basics Policy To Save Education?
Coalition Ministers revealed their proposals for a back-to-basics curriculum for state schools, with the focus shifting away from soft subjects and abstract studies back to basic arithmetic, times-tables, spelling, grammar, reading and history. Predictably Teachers’ Union leaders warned it would lead to an unexciting “uniform education” for children. Maybe so, butonce pupils are equipped with those basics they can go on to study whatever they finmd interesting. There is little point talking about Shakespeare to kids who can’t …

Banning Words Like “Fatty” Is Not Being Caring And Nice, It’s Fascism By Stealth
The more desperate the Thought Police get because they see the tide in society not just tuining against their stupid, politically correct agenda but becoming a torrent, the more loony their ideas get. The latest Loonytoons notion is to ban the use of terms like fatty and speccy-four-eyes and introduce body image and self esteem classes in schools. Pupils who offend can then join the 80,000 kids, some as young as four, who are on the racism register for crimes as serious as calling a black child velcro – head.

If We Want Social Mobility We Need Selective Education

Every so often the question of social mobility is raised and when it does come up then inevitably the question of selective education follows on it’s heels. It is entirely typical of the hypocrisy and politically correct stupidity of the left that while they bemoan the fact that the social mobility (mostly upward from working class to middle class or from “the great unwashed” to the “aspirational working class” which occurred in the …

We told you so, University Degrees Are Worthless
The Daily Stirrer has been saying it for years, now a leading British businessman has come out and said it too. University Degrees are worthless.Self-made multimillionaire Simon Dolan left school at the age of 16 and went on to form a business empire which now turns over close to £100m a year, putting him 703rd on the Sunday Times Rich List. Mr. Dolan also criticised the designer degree business that is responsible for creating such oddball courses as waste management with dance. He described these and even the less insane courses like …

If Your Kids Are Crap At School It Probably Means …

… they are smarter than the average chav.

Children whose minds wander might have sharper brains, some new scientific research suggests. Now we at Boggart Blog are not keen on crap science or the science of stating the effing obvious which this study.