Category: Government

Big History, Bill Gates & Diane Ravitch

“Diane Ravitch is the rarest of scholars—one who reports her findings and conclusions, even when they go against conventional wisdom and even when they counter her […] 

Humans Need Not Apply

We need to start thinking now what do we do when large sections of the population are unemployable through no fault of their own.  What […] 

I Voted!

There have been many posts about our school’s nurturing democracy program over the last few years at my blog, including this one about our plan to […] 

The Road to Serfdom & Capital in the 21st Century

Hugh Mackay, in a recent article about the 2014 federal budget,  asks Australians to consider: is this the Australia we really want to be? To answer […] 

Democracy at school

Does your school hold authentically democratic elections? The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) is conducting our school elections for the first time in 2014 as our […] 

The 21st Century Education ‘Debate’ in Australia

“More than anything else, we want to take the politics out of this issue.”                       […] 

Nurturing Democracy

“The tone of modern political discourse [in Australia] has caused younger generations to become disillusioned with government, and by extrapolation, with democracy.”  SOURCE  “In a […] 

The Soap Opera

 “Politics is war by other means.”         Foucault The soap opera that is Australian politics entered a new phase last night. Three […] 

Pearson & ACARA

The next generation of NAPLAN literacy and numeracy tests will transform the monitoring of students’ development of these key foundational skills. It will be 21st […] 

BYOD (in a post-DER world)

State schools in NSW are grappling with a post-DER world. The Digital Education Revolution funding from the federal government provided Lenovo laptops, technical support and […] 

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