Category Archives: Education

Academic tin ear

Education Minister Alan Tudge gave a speech at the annual Universities Australia conference yesterday. Here is how the AFR education editor described what he said (emphasis added): Mr Tudge will instead push research commercialisation, student experience and freedom of speech, … Continue reading

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On maths education

Having had four kids go through school I have read a lot of school reports and attended many parent-teacher evenings. I only ever paid attention to two subjects: English and Mathematics. Turns out I’m obviously a white supremacist. From the … Continue reading

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The Teachers Federation is far more dangerous to children

Sikh community angry as religious knives banned from NSW schools after stabbing. The government is going to target this religious community based on one event. I mean, there’s glassing and fights in pubs every day across Australia and we haven’t … Continue reading

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They grow up so quickly

Playskool Releases 'My First Knife Fight' Playset https://t.co/ONkwqrNd8Z — The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) April 26, 2021

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This is not a chicken and egg problem

Judith Brett – Emeritus Professor of Politics at La Trobe University – has an op-ed in The Age today.  She is singing the praises of humanities degrees and also putting the boot into the Coalition. She is not wrong in … Continue reading

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Kim Jong-scott ‘orders’ MP to behaviour re-education camp

Andrew Laming ordered into empathy training by Scott Morrison after downplaying apology.

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A bit of a blow to formal teaching qualifications

A fake teacher who built his three decade teaching career on a lie has avoided jail after a judge ruled his “excellence” as an educator, made his lie “very difficult to un-tell”. This is the funniest story you’ll read in … Continue reading

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Education cover up

One way to cover up the on-going collapse in schooling standards to to stop reporting the data. Reports sent to parents (in Victoria, at least) are incomprehensible. So you cannot work out how well your child is doing at school. … Continue reading

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Management propaganda

The Australian editorial makes this comment about university vice-chancellors: A first-among-equals scholar with a brilliant research record in some area of micro-specialisation is not necessarily the crafty and ingenious administrator who can make a university prosper in these tough times. … Continue reading

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Denuding Ourselves

Ethnic studies curriculum urges students to chant to the Aztec deity of human sacrifice.   MANY would regard sycophancy as, in some measure, an antithesis of pride but, in point of fact, it is one of pride’s psychological termini. Christopher … Continue reading

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