How A Betsy DeVos Department Of Education Could Lead To A Massive Transfer Of Public Funds Into The Private Sector

On Monday, January 30, 2017, hundreds of patient protectors braved the bitter New York City cold to stand firmly in defiance against the impending appointment of billionaire school-choice crusader Betsy DeVos, 58, for Secretary of Education. The brazen assembly, short on time yet not lacking hope, was among one of many gatherings crisscrossing the nation. Since DeVos’s name first surfaced as President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, a stubborn, nation-wide procession of feet has emerged in stride to protest what many fear is the beginning of the end of…

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Food sector faces ‘terrifying’ tariffs after hard Brexit

Scotland’s food sector has called the prospect of a hard Brexit “terrifying” and has urged the UK government not to walk away from EU negotiations table without a trade deal. Scottish exports of red meat worth hundreds of millions of pounds could be “close to wiped out” unless new trading terms are in place on the day the UK leaves the EU, industry leaders warned, along with the prospect of beef and lamb prices plummeting. Theresa May last week confirmed that the UK would abandon membership of the EU single…

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How EatFirst is creating the first ‘online-only’ food brand to disrupt the food delivery sector

EatFirst has not given itself an easy ride. It is playing in a market saturated with competitors, where Deliveroo, UberEats and Just Eat all vie for consumers’ attention and spend. However, EatFirst’s founder Rahul Parekh insists that its business is “the natural next step” for the online food industry and points to the retail sector for proof. “In the last five years, there has been a huge emergence of online-only fashion brands. I started the business two years ago and saw the same pattern emerging in food. There is massive…

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BRICS nations pledge to step up cooperation in education sector

 The BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, China, India and South Africa – on Friday resolved to facilitate movement and exchange of students and faculty in each other’s institutions especially in areas like energy, climate change, water resources and economy. After a meeting of education ministers of the five countries, a ‘New Delhi Declaration of Education’ was issued on Friday in which the nations decided to organise ana annual conference of the BRICS Network University. The conference would be held in the country of the current BRICS chair, the declaration says….

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