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How a parent’s bid to save their school exposes the rotten core of our democracy | Aditya Chakrabortty

This battle shines a light on the Whitehall takeover of our education system – a rehearsal for the trashing of parliamentary normsSome defenders of democracy tog themselves up in suits, joust over case law and star on the teatime news. Others raise two…

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‘Look at how white the academy is’: why BAME students aren’t doing PhDs

Black, Asian and minority ethnic students are shunning PhDs because they don’t feel like they belong in academiaWhen Usman Kayani chose to do a PhD in theoretical physics at King’s College London, he felt sure an academic career lay ahead of him. Now t…