From New Matilda: Curriculum Reviewer Barry Spurr Mocks ‘Abos, Mussies, Women, Chinky-Poos’

A University of Sydney Professor – employed by the federal government as a specialist consultant to review the national English curriculum – has described the Prime Minister as an “Abo lover” while at the same time advising the government to focus less on teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literature in our nation’s schools, and place greater emphasis on western Judeo-Christian culture. [Read more…]

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…]

Abbott recruits Karen Klein abusers for 2013 election

New York bus monitor Karen Klein, whose abused by a group of school children was pasted onto YouTube.

THE LEADER of the Australian Opposition, Tony Abbott has recruited four young boys who bullied a New York school worker to stand as Liberal Party candidates in the 2013 election.

In a story that has swept the internet, Ms Klein, a 69-year-old bus monitor from Rochester, NY was subjected to 10 minutes of extraordinary abuse by four students, aged 12 and 13. [Read more…]

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