is education really broken?
Julie Bishop would like us to think so. She may not have the acerbic unlikeableness of the previous Minister but most teachers reading through her address to the National Press Club will find something to dislike.
Me? Well, simplistic solutions to complex issues for one, the oft-repeated complaint from the anonymous ’employer’ who wishes his young people could spell better, the email from a parent in QLD (my daughter can’t spell and the school doesn’t care), the criticism of variation in State curriculum as in itself a bad thing, the one joke that doesnt work (‘my memory of leapfrog was that that you were meant to leap in a forward direction’), union bashing, teacher bashing?, quotes from the mysterious Centre for Independent Studies etc. etc.
Read it for yourself here
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