Read an interesting article (linked below) about the computer modelling performed by Imperial College London - who basically gave the scientific advice to the government in the form of various scenarios.
In a nutshell:
I can’t help but feel this runs even deeper, if this article is accurate.
When I think about the issues you’ve had @vredesbyrd, where good students, and good teacher are held back from achieving their potential.
When I consider my local University is more interested in build thousands upon thousands of new (additional) accommodation blocks to woo in paying foreign students than it is about the courses it offers.
When I think how absolutely obsolete my own University course was.
When I think how political Universities are, for all shades of the political spectrum - it’s like they’ve forgotten the purpose of what they are trying to achieve.
I can’t help but feel that our status of fine education globally is nothing more than branding, based on historic events as opposed to modern day results.
Github for Covid Sim (looks to be Python):