Let’s Save a Bucketload and Just Abolish Secondary Schools!

Posted: December 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

The Australian Independent Media Network

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“We need only to think of many of Australia’s best and brightest, or indeed the great poets, artists, scientists and orators of the 20th century, to realise that a blackboard and chalk, a pen and paper, a few good books and some learned teachers sufficed. Indeed, in the case of my own parents – both baby boomers and both competent users of English and proficient mathematicians – the absence of open-plan learning, iPads and interactive whiteboards in their classrooms does not seem to have been too detrimental.”
The Age “Splashing cash won’t fix Australia’s broken education system”

 

A few weeks ago, “The Age” had an opinion piece from a young teacher who complained about ICT being a distraction. (My immediate thought was that it sounded like he was having trouble with classroom management and if his kids weren’t using computers, he may have been complaining about the paper planes…

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  1. Edumak8 says:

    Don’t just think there’s something fishy about 2 articles bagging school funding…am making a giant leap (small hop?) after looking at web info for Johanna O’Farrell. Check out listing: http://jp2alf.org.au/speakers/ Religion has to claim likely link between her, Pyne & possibly Abbott. I don’t believe in such coincidences. Would a search re the young author of the other IT article reveal similar background I wonder? Interesting article is in Fairfax press, but Gina IS member of IPA too. Their agenda does not include inclusive education funded on needs basis…

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