Are You Too Busy For a Thumbs Up?

This was originally written for my regular Generation Next Column. It has a handful of comments there that you might like to read. My 5-year-old son attends swimming lessons each and every Sunday. It’s a busy pool with multiple classes going on at once. During lessons parents sit around the pool and watch their offspring […]

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Shouldn’t every class be an Opportunity Class?

75 public schools and a large number of independent schools in NSW have an Opportunity Class. They specifically cater for “academically gifted and talented children in Years 5 and 6.” The NSWDEC states that: [Opportunity Classes] provide intellectual stimulation and an educationally rich environment. Am I missing something? Is that to suggest other – let’s call […]

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The Great Australian Education Debate

My somewhat cynical, tongue-in-cheek, superficial (call it what you want) take on the education debate in Australia.

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