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There are more than 33 million students in Indonesia’s public schools, while the number of those enrolled in universities amounts to around seven million. www.shutterstock.com

Scholars: Indonesia needs to accommodate students’ passion and protect their freedom

The lack of safe spaces for students to express themselves and explore their academic passions can be seen as a reason why Indonesia doesn't perform well in global education indexes.
Of Jennifer Silva’s sample of 108 working-class people, over two-thirds didn’t even vote in the 2016 election. AP Photo/Keith Srakocic

Why do so many working class Americans feel politics is pointless?

A sociologist spent over a year interviewing black, white and Latino residents of a declining coal town in central Pennsylvania, plumbing the sources of their political disillusionment.
Our decision-making and conduct is influenced by what we read, see or hear. (Shutterstock)

Why we see hope for the future of science journalism

Science is a part of everyday life. Science journalists can do more to connect science to the public.
Barry Jenkins’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ has been nominated for best adapted screenplay at the 91st Academy Awards. Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Oscars 2019: Beyond the stats, why diversity matters

Numbers alone don't relay the importance of people seeing their own experiences and lives mirrored in popular culture.
The restaurants that tend to win awards in Australia are predominantly run by white owners serving European food. Why don’t people of colour get the same attention in the kitchen? Tracey Nearmy/AAP

Why celebrity, award-winning chefs are usually white men

Who has the right to cook 'ethnic' food? And why do Western chefs tend to win all the top awards? The answer: it's complicated.
Could a random admissions process help spare universities from legal trouble and save time and money? Adam Alagna/www.shutterstock.com

Why elite colleges should use a lottery to admit students

Colleges and universities are often criticized for how they admit students from diverse groups. A college admissions scholar suggests an admissions lottery could help make the process more fair.

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