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16 April 2010 |
The Sydney Anglican diocese is concerned that proposed ethics classes in schools might attract students away from
existing scripture classes. This looks more like a matter of turf wars, of seeking to maintain numbers and so
justify their continuance.
26 February 2010 |
Many teachers argue that NAPLAN test results should be used to improve the standard of education, and not a lever for market-based competition. These critics are called secretive and defensive. Perhaps this is how Rudd and Gillard want them to be seen.
01 February 2010 |
Brian was in tears. A sheen of skin had been removed from his right
knee and his left hand was grazed. Michael was into his mantra
of accidental cause — 'He tripped over my foot' — while Sam stuttered in astonishment: he'd seen Michael deliberately push
Brian off the handball line.
05 January 2010 |
After midnight, a group of international students, on a break from their night jobs as waiters, gather in a concrete stairwell and share their stories. Victorian premier John Brumby could learn a thing or two in that shabby stairwell. September 2009
18 November 2009 |
The movement of existing theological schools into the university structure restores the ancient place of theology as a discipline within a university. But universities could be more interested in money than theology, with theological colleges bringing healthy student numbers and value for money research outputs.
20 October 2009 |
A Queensland father removed his children from a Catholic primary school in protest against the graphic sexual education given to his children. Schools are best placed to cover sexual health because students can be
supported in developing a mature sexual ethic.
30 September 2009 |
After midnight, a group of international students, on a break from their night jobs as waiters, gather in a concrete stairwell and share their stories. Victorian premier John Brumby could learn a thing or two in that shabby stairwell.
29 September 2009 |
According to NSW education policy, if a parent wants their child to opt out of religious education, that child is not
entitled to any instruction during
this period. An alliance of parents and educators is pushing for an ethics-based alternative to religious education.
26 August 2009 |
Students are more proficient in technology than their teachers and are accessing information their elders
would not have known. They wonder, if they can already function as if they have finished school, then what's the point of school? It's a fair question.
24 August 2009 |
A neoliberal funding policy has undermined the ability of Catholic schools to meet poor children's
needs. Instead, Catholic schools have allowed millions of tax dollars to be siphoned off
public schools and given to the private sector.
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