Education revolution ties funding to results

It didn’t work in the USA, it didn’t work in the UK, but let’s try it anyway. The Rudd government’s plan to ‘name and shame’ under-performing schools, principals and teachers is simplistic, populist stuff. Stuff that wont improve student learning.

The Australian reports:

KEVIN Rudd will demand states take tough action against failing schools, sacking principals and teachers and even closing sub-standard schools, as a condition of a multi-billion-dollar education fund to ensure all students have a good education.

The Prime Minister will seek agreement from the states to reveal the relative performance of their schools from next year, with individual school reports available to parents within three years that detail their child’s results as well as the school’s performance against a group of comparable schools.

Mr Rudd unveiled the latest stage in his education revolution at a speech to the National Press Club in Canberra yesterday, including extra funding to reward excellent teachers and attract the best and brightest graduates into teaching.
Read the full article from the AUSTRALIAN HERE