Category Archives: Politics

A post about politics

Changing Shoes – as the other one drops

Some months back, I posted an article about Gough Whitlam, a former Australian Prime Minister, who had died. Gough, and even now it is really difficult to call him Mr Whitlam, was a rather large man, large physically, at well … Continue reading

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A Damned New World

“World stunned by massacre at Charlie Hebdo” ¬†“Terror Strikes at Freedom” and so many other, similar headlines. “Je Suis, Charlie” badges and in a few weeks, that will all be lost by some other atrocity somewhere else in the world. … Continue reading

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They ain’t rules, more like guidelines….

I was recently asked what do I have against “teacher’s standards”? Why was I rubbishing them? The answer is as complex as the question so I will just dive into it. There are a number of different standards that teachers … Continue reading

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The elephants in the mansion.

Education is a large mansion. It is full of rooms, each is¬†room a different aspect of education. I have been in some of those rooms, and in every one of them, I have found an elephant. What I have also … Continue reading

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The Right Strikes Again!!!

In March 2014, an election was held. Not a blazing, world shattering election, but an important one for us in South Australia none-the-less. It was expected in that election, the 12 year incumbent government would be tossed out and the … Continue reading

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Defining the failure of mass education

I read recently that mass education is failing. This says that our education systems are no longer working. Obviously, this is making a lot of people very unhappy, parents, taxpayers, teachers, politicians- and the list goes on. There seems to … Continue reading

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Crazy is not a word we use around here!

I have always understood the interplay between Government and business is where the real dramas of political/economic philosophies develop and are enacted. I must admit that the real shock came for me when I realised that far from living in … Continue reading

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