Is Education The Way Out of Poverty?

In light of the Gonski Review of school funding in Australia, I revisited and updated a piece I wrote whilst sitting in a New Orleans Hotel room. I’d initially written this piece as a response to what I’d witnesses in the virtually non-existent or corrupt education system in New Orleans post Hurricane Katrina. What is […]

Read More

Playing To Her Strengths

A couple of weeks ago I met with a former student of mine, Genna Radnan, who at only 20 years of age is doing incredible work in Kenya. She has an interesting story as Genna says, “I was never an academic and only had passes for my work, regardless of how much effort I put […]

Read More

The Natural Disaster Nobody Sees

Below is an excerpt from an article I wrote, inspired by my time in New Orleans. It is obvious people go the extra mile to help those affected by a natural disaster. We only need to think of the global responses to the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In January 2010, […]

Read More