Thursday, October 23, 2008

breaking ranks

Labour back bencher Julia Irwin has broken ranks and spoken out against the phony Rudd / Gilliard "education revolution"

See Govt MP slams 'education revolution'

What she is saying is that the Rudd government has not addressed one central issue of disadvantage in Australian education - the disparity between wealthy Private Schools and struggling government schools, which creates the long tail of underachievement in australian schools. This disparity was exacerbated in the Howard years and nothing is being done about it by the new government.

An education revolution requires more than a photo-shoot with a laptop

maths education crisis in australia

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