social justice

Apparently, Mathematics Can Be ‘Racist’
2 May 2024

Apparently, Mathematics Can Be ‘Racist’

In this article Colleen Harkin contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the national curriculum. It has been republished on the IPA website with permission. The views expressed are those of the author alone. The allegation that maths is racist and therefore needs to be ‘decolonised’ is not unique to ANU. Is maths racist? Professor Rowena Ball at
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Turning Students Into Barely Literate Social Justice Warriors
14 December 2023

Turning Students Into Barely Literate Social Justice Warriors

In this article Colleen Harkin contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into student aptitude and general education effectiveness in correlation with PISA rankings data. It has been republished on the IPA website with permission. The views expressed are those of the author alone. The recently released results of the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) confirm yet
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Universities Need To Stop Being The Enablers Of Social Activism
20 September 2022

Universities Need To Stop Being The Enablers Of Social Activism

This article was originally published in The Epoch Times. In this article, Brianna McKee contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into freedom of speech on Australian universities, conducted as part of the IPA’s Foundations of Western Civilisation Program. The Foundations of Western Civilisation Program was established in 2011 to defend and extend Australians’ understanding of the influential,
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Super Justice Warriors
16 March 2019

Super Justice Warriors

Captain Marvel, released to cinemas this month, is more than just another addition to the already saturated superhero film market. It is a perfect case study in a social justice takeover of a pop culture franchise. Until now, the Marvel Cinematic Universe films – such as the Avengers films, Black Panther, or Iron Man – have been reliably-inoffensive escapist fiction, if at times
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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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