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Australia’s move to increase fees for some university humanities courses reflects global trends towards market-friendly education that overlook what’s needed for human flourishing. Here, the University of Sydney. (Eriksson Luo/Unsplash)

Stop telling students to study STEM instead of humanities for the post-coronavirus world

Today's urgent inequality and environmental crises mean that more, not fewer, students should be studying history.
Flowers sit on a bench in front of Orchard Villa care home in Pickering, Ont. on April 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

How some OECD countries helped control COVID-19 in long-term care homes

People living in long-term care facilities have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 in Canada. A new report analyzing long-term care around the world assesses Canada's pandemic performance.
Australia’s public commentary will tell you our spending on tertiary education is much lower than other OECD countries’. from shutterstock.com

Australia’s tertiary education spending grew while commentators cried otherwise: we explain in 6 charts

For years, we've heard Australia's spending on tertiary education is some of the lowest in the OECD. This is only true if you ignore GDP growth. Real spending was actually going up, until 2016.

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