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Deranged Theory

Kids at school deserve better than a politicised environment THE authors of the radical new National Curriculum being proposed by the Australian Curriculum and Assessments Reporting Authority (ACARA) are so…

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National Curriculum: Activism not Education

There are no prizes for guessing how it all went wrong. When the tightknit gang of bureaucrats and academics who control the Australian curriculum are left to their own devices,…

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How The National Curriculum Abolishes Australian Citizenship

The draft national curriculum for schools is seeking to teach the next generation of Australians a progressive and utopian view of global citizenship, just as the global COVID-19 shutdown and the resurgence…

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Mainstream Australians Reject Identity Politics In The Classroom

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has warned that a radical new national curriculum proposed by Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is not supported by mainstream Australians,…

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Critical Race Theory Must Be Banned In Australian Schools

The IPA’s Dr Bella d’Abrera explains why critical race theory has turned into critical race practice in Australian schools. “It tells children to hate themselves, it is tyranny of the…

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The National Curriculum Will Divide Families

The proposed changes to the National Curriculum will “de-educate children.” The proposals add identity politics and critical race theory to our nation’s schools, remove teachings of Christianity and Ancient Greece…

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Morrison Government Must Reject Radical New Left-Wing Curriculum

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has called on the Morrison Government to reject the radical new National Curriculum proposed by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting…

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Politicised Curriculum Is Why Children Don’t Know About Australia’s Democracy

Nobody should be surprised at the news from the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority, that when it comes to knowledge of Civics and Citizenship, Australian students know more about…

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O, Teach Me How … To Think!

This article from the Summer 2020 edition of the IPA Review is written by IPA Director of the Foundations of Western Civilisation Program, Bella d’Abrera. In 2010, the Foundations of…

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Mass Truancy A Reflection On Broken Education System

“Australian children are skipping class and taking to the streets en masse today to demand ‘climate change action’ quite simply because they believe what they are being taught by their…

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The Writing on the Wall

Returning to the true purpose of education can reverse plummeting academic standards, argues the IPA’s Foundations of Western Civilisation Program director Bella d’Abrera. The evidence is in. Dramatically falling standards…

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National Curriculum Changes Should Sound Alarm Bells For Parents

THE changes to the national curriculum announced by the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) last week should sound some very loud alarm bells for Australian parents. If adopted,…

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