Schools

Decolonising (Or Radicalising) The Curriculum
26 February 2024

Decolonising (Or Radicalising) The Curriculum

In this article, Lana Starkey contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Victoria’s year 12 English reading list, and how this is failing high school students. It appears our educational elites have learned nothing from 2023’s referendum on the Voice to Parliament. Despite promises of a ‘back to basics’ curriculum, this year Victorian teachers will have to
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Bella d’Abrera Discussing How Schools Are Teaching A Biased View Of Australian History And Why The National Curriculum Must Be Abolished On 4BC Mornings – 19 January 2024
19 January 2024

Bella d’Abrera Discussing How Schools Are Teaching A Biased View Of Australian History And Why The National Curriculum Must Be Abolished On 4BC Mornings – 19 January 2024

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Dr Bella d’Abrera joined Bill McDonald on 4BC Mornings to discuss IPA research on the national curriculum and why it should be abolished. All media posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. Below is a transcript of the interview. Bill McDonald : And we’re going to
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Not A Very Class Act
24 April 2020

Not A Very Class Act

Despite the health advice consistently provided by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee which says that teachers can and should go back to school, teachers’ unions across the country are continuing to dig their heels in and are doing their level best to make sure that this doesn’t happen. The message to the teachers from the Federal Government could not
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Ask The States Why Money Isn’t Spent On Schools
6 March 2018

Ask The States Why Money Isn’t Spent On Schools

It’s almost budget time. That means that every rent-seeker in the country is off to Canberra with their begging bowl: Please Mr Morrison can we have some more? To be fair to Morrison there are an infinite number of worthy causes calling out for increased expenditure. Take national security, for example. We live in a dangerous world where any number
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How Our Teachers Score Top Marx
4 December 2017

How Our Teachers Score Top Marx

At the end of last week, the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English convened in Melbourne for its annual conference entitled ‘’Now, Gods, Stand Up for Bastards!” which is a direct quote from King Lear. Given that the symposium had been designed by English teachers, for English teachers, referencing the Bard, in this case, was entirely fitting. However, it
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Refusing A Handshake Is An Affront To Our Basic Values
21 February 2017

Refusing A Handshake Is An Affront To Our Basic Values

An early test for Education Minister Rob Stokes comes with the news that Hurstville Boys Campus, a public school in Sydney’s west, has adopted “an agreed protocol” which effectively excuses some of its male students from shaking hands with females is yet another attack on our values and has no place in our taxpayer-funded schools. This decision came about following
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New Minister Must Get Curriculum Right
17 February 2017

New Minister Must Get Curriculum Right

The latest NSW Cabinet reshuffle has resulted in some significant front bench arrivals and departures in the new Berejiklian Government. One of those changes is the replacement of Adrian Piccoli, Minister for Education, with Rob Stokes, previously Minister for Planning. During Piccoli’s six years in office, which have been described as everything from disappointing to a debacle he seemed to
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