On 13 March, some 13,000 NSW Year 6 children will sit the Department of Education's Selective Test, with a view to gaining one of the approximately 4000 selective places in NSW selective schools.
The ideological preferences of many staff make it impossible to pursue truth for its own sake in Australian unis today.
Universities now are the vassals of government funding, and much of their work, and, in particular, research is directed by governments and industry.
Behind every successful Australian stands a Greek philosopher, but you wouldn't know it from our cultural displays.
Instead, policy should also measure the amount of change occurring in schools in each of the five steps and hold school leaders to account for these changes.
Whilst I have no problems with unearthing the next big thing in popular culture, what would happen if we expanded the format to showcase emerging talents in the sciences, mathematics, engineering, medicine and the like?
All History 8 textbooks make errors about
Magna Carta, leading to wider issues about teaching in general.
For trying to control an unruly student New South Wales teacher Stephen Krix lost his job.
The notion of ‘deicide’ in Christianity lies at the heart of the anti-Semitism of European Christian societies - sites of numerous Jewish pogroms over the centuries.
Pyne has scarcely had sufficient time to even survey the crisis he inherited let alone initiate substantial moves to start fixing it.
The new school year has kicked off with many of the familiar themes once again in the media spotlight including, unfortunately, a revival of the old public versus private schooling debate.
Partisan politics was also obvious in Mr Pyne’s appointment of two people who have been happy to criticise from the sidelines and who represent the views of a vocal minority.