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You’re Still Here: We are talking about billions
May 21, 2016 7:00 am| by TheCopenhagenPost

How good are your Danish numbers? Mine are still pretty shaky. While I was researching for this, I had to double-check one word and I could not believe my eyes. Milliard means a billion. Hell of a hit The current government’s newest budget contains something called a ‘reprioritisation contribution’. This is the requirement that munipalities … Continue reading You’re Still Here: We are talking about billions

You’re Still Here: The pitfalls of plagiarism
Feb 20, 2016 7:00 am| by TheCopenhagenPost

Every year, I teach my home room students about academic honesty and plagiarism. It is too tempting to select a paragraph or two of text and just poke it in an essay or a report. They rationalise it too: “The website just said it better than I could!” I always hear that as: “I never … Continue reading You’re Still Here: The pitfalls of plagiarism

You’re Still Here: The pitfalls of plagiarism
7:00 am| by TheCopenhagenPost

Every year, I teach my home room students about academic honesty and plagiarism. It is too tempting to select a paragraph or two of text and just poke it in an essay or a report. They rationalise it too: “The website just said it better than I could!” I always hear that as: “I never … Continue reading You’re Still Here: The pitfalls of plagiarism

You’re Still Here: Duh! Special needs require specialist resources
Nov 14, 2015 7:00 am| by TheCopenhagenPost

The current government has set up a committee to look into the teaching and learning of children with special needs, who are being included for the first time in mainstream classrooms. The committee will find out how things are and recommend best practice. A disastrous concession A quick history lesson: in April 2013, the negotiations … Continue reading You’re Still Here: Duh! Special needs require specialist resources

You’re Still Here: We can see clearly now …
Oct 6, 2015 7:01 pm| by Chris C

My dog listens to talk radio while we are out, which means I listen to talk radio for a few minutes before I leave for work. A few minutes are enough for me. Logic not welcome either One lady called in to say she did not think that letting refugees in was a good idea, as they could never integrate because “they are … Continue reading You’re Still Here: We can see clearly now …

You’re Still Here: Empty promises in the sparsley-populated nether regions
Aug 22, 2015 7:00 am| by TheCopenhagenPost

W hen Dansk Folkeparti (DF) came second in the recent national elections, many explanations were proffered. The main left-wing explanation from Copenhagen was that it was Jutlanders being ignorant. The explanation coming out of Jutland was that DF was promising something none of the other parties were offering: a future for their communities. A weak … Continue reading You’re Still Here: Empty promises in the sparsley-populated nether regions

You’re Still Here: The mechanics of a Danish debate
Jun 13, 2015 7:00 am| by TheCopenhagenPost

I have a friend back home who emails me every time Denmark makes the news. Dogmatic Danish debating The most recent email was about the bunny killing stunt live on air. “Kelly, it was on the radio – why didn’t they just pretend?” I mumbled something about the Danish need for authenticity ever since Lars … Continue reading You’re Still Here: The mechanics of a Danish debate

You’re Still Here: Platitudes and cheap xenophobia on the election posters
May 9, 2015 7:00 am| by TheCopenhagenPost

The election posters are everywhere. Slogans and logos are plastered where there used to be adverts for liquorice and new breasts.   Lost in translation? I only hold one passport and it is not Danish. I have no say, so it is not my vote they are courting. Yet, I am like a bunny trapped … Continue reading You’re Still Here: Platitudes and cheap xenophobia on the election posters

You’re still here: Left cuddling thin air
Apr 4, 2015 7:00 am| by Lucie Rychla

Coming to terms with our increasingly electronic era

You’re Still Here? | Five years, five lessons learned
Nov 3, 2013 9:29 am| by admin

You should have seen me five years ago. I got off the plane, all excited, flicking through my ‘Teach Yourself Danish’ book to get to the bit about public transport. The few phrases helped me to board the right train. When I stepped off, the heavens opened, drenching me and the contents of my two … Continue reading You’re Still Here? | Five years, five lessons learned

You’re Still Here? | You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone
Sep 28, 2013 8:42 am| by admin

Foreigners in Denmark, especially North Americans, often like to take a pop at the unions for reducing peak productivity and giving the workers too much power. They would like fewer rules and regulations, so that companies could be more flexible and give better service. They will definitely get their wish: crisis capitalism works in this … Continue reading You’re Still Here? | You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone

You’re Still Here? | Refusing to feed the trolls is not enough
Aug 27, 2013 6:11 pm| by admin

When the internet began to get popular, the media breathlessly predicted people would use the ‘Information Super Highway’ to educate themselves to hitherto unimaginable levels. An editorial in 1996 saying “But face it, most people will use it to discuss getting their baby to sleep,” blew my mind. Let’s all take a moment to appreciate … Continue reading You’re Still Here? | Refusing to feed the trolls is not enough

You’re Still Here? | Tis the season to bash minorities
Jun 16, 2013 7:25 am| by admin

Stories about people in charge changing things for minorities are like buses: they come in clumps. In Denmark, there have been a few good news/bad news situations in a very short space of time. First up, the left-wing minister for social affairs and integration, Karen Hækkerup, has suggested that when young boys play truant from … Continue reading You’re Still Here? | Tis the season to bash minorities

You’re Still Here? | Denmark: Don’t believe the hype
May 11, 2013 4:58 pm| by admin

  Denmark has a good global reputation. It is hyped as a tolerant, friendly, progressive nation with good public services (if high taxes): a bit like a cross between the Netherlands and Sweden. When Denmark makes the international news, there are two types of stories. The first is when Denmark is used as a watchword … Continue reading You’re Still Here? | Denmark: Don’t believe the hype

You’re Still Here? | The truth about the lockout
Apr 7, 2013 8:31 am| by admin

As the school lockouts are now a reality, there is a lot of confusion about what is going on and why it is happening. Many people are even calling it a ‘strike’, as if the unions have called for the action, when in reality it is the local government association, Kommunernes Landsforening (KL), which has … Continue reading You’re Still Here? | The truth about the lockout

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