Carl Cullinane

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    What a fairer tuition fees system would look like and how it may be achieved

What a fairer tuition fees system would look like and how it may be achieved

Carl Cullinane explains why a system of stepped fees and restored maintenance grants would reduce average levels of debt, and target resources at those from low-income households who need it the most, at a more moderate cost to the taxpayer.

Since university tuition fees were introduced in 1998, the issue has become a political flashpoint for successive governments, and Theresa […]

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    Comprehensive in name only: social selectivity and school places

Comprehensive in name only: social selectivity and school places

England’s top comprehensive schools are often socially selective, writes Carl Cullinane. He outlines the evidence that supports this claim as well as the implications of current policy, and explains what needs to change in order to ensure a fairer admissions process, so that more disadvantaged pupils can access the best schools.

March saw the arrival of the annual National Offer […]

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    The Democratic Dashboard: A digital resource for engaging voters

The Democratic Dashboard: A digital resource for engaging voters

In March 2016, Democratic Dashboard 2.0 was launched, a web portal aimed at giving voters in the UK easily accessible information for the elections on May 5th. This was the culmination of several years of work and preparation by Democratic Audit UK, based in the LSE, seeking to engage voters in the increasingly active civic technology field. Carl Cullinane outlines […]

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    Final Scottish referendum analysis: How the vote might play out

Final Scottish referendum analysis: How the vote might play out

With the close of polls rapidly approaching, how is this evening likely to develop? The question everyone want an answer for is which way will the final result go, but it will be a long period between the first results come in and the final declaration, estimated to be around 6 or 7 tomorrow morning. Carl Cullinane seeks to explore what might happen […]