The IPA’s Bella d’Abrera was quoted in The Herald Sun regarding the decision of an elite Melbourne school, Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar, to hold a “Failure Week” for the purpose of reducing students’ fear of failure.
Dr. d’Abrera said that:
“Failure is not a subject, it’s a natural part of life”.
“This is yet another example of schools failing to educate their students and interfering where they shouldn’t.
“Parents paying high school fees expect their kids to be sensibly educated. Failure week does not meet that expectation.”