... the relative failures affecting students in the mainstream pale in comparison to the absolute educational failures diminishing the life prospects of thousands of students in remote indigenous communities.Noel Pearson has a viable plan to do something about it. Read the above article. Pearson's plan borrows from the McKinsey report.
A significant minority of students from these areas leave school without having acquired any literacy or numeracy skills, and are therefore unlikely to participate in the real economy. This is the most critical disaster in Australian education
- Incentives will bring top teachers
Who is against this? The teachers union.
Adam Lampe, from the Australian Education Union, says any introduction would be fiercely resisted.So the union is against a viable plan to help the most disadvantaged people in Australia.
"We would fight wholeheartedly against the introduction of any kind of performance pay," Mr Lampe said
- Plan to entice teachers to remote Australia
The role of the unions is to help the disadvantaged? Maybe at one stage, earlier on in their history. Not any more. The role of the union is to help their middle class members. Too bad about the disadvantaged.