Is our children learning and are you’re politician’s listening?

Opposition leader Tony Abbott... another day, another tour of the Cape York to hear precisely what he wants from the people most likely to tell him.

Opposition leader Tony Abbott… all’s well in Aboriginal education in the Cape… except for the spelling… and math… and the grammar.

ONE of the great ironies of the latest round of hand-wringing over the results in the National Assessment Program — Literacy and Numeracy (or NAPLAN) tests is that while we flog our black kids for not learning fast enough — and the schools for not lifting their results — as a nation we continue to fail to learn the lessons of our own past. [Read more…]

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