Fraudulent Peer Reviews, Teacher Strikes, School Sign-Up Chaos: It’s Required Readings!
It’s time for another batch of Required Readings! I’ve taken over the Thursday RR slot and I’d really appreciate any comments you might have about any of the articles I’ve chosen.
The Journal of Vibration and Control, a prestigious publication in the world of acoustics, has announced the discovery of a huge “peer review ring” which has led to the redaction of 60 of its previously-published papers. Assumed identities, completely fictitious scholars and authors reviewing their own work all seem to have featured heavily.
Many English schools were closed today as teachers joined a massive public sector strike across the UK. The strikes are in response to public sector cuts across the country and involved the NUT, one the main teaching unions in England. Union representatives and government spokespeople have disagreed about the level of impact that the strikes have had on schools over the course of the day.
Hundreds of New Orleans parents have queued for a second day in an attempt to sign their children up for public school. Proceedings had to be cancelled yesterday when over 800 people turned up at a Recovery School District sign-up event.
Required Readings are a list of links that you might find interesting! Look for them to appear every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. Have some links you’d like to share? Submit them on our contact form!
Featured Image: KaihsuTai