The assertion that synthetic phonics is the single causal factor for England's rise of two places deserves close interrogation.
We know that reading skills in Australia have been declining for decades, despite huge increases in funding.
Do a search on 'boys' education' and look at the astounding number of articles determined not to help boys to learn.
Australia's fixation with testing is one of the biggest stumbling blocks to our nation's development, ever.
Education is one of the fastest growing industries in Australia, soon to reach number four spot as an employer Ė ahead of the traditional retail employment machine.
Itís astonishing that much of what is written in opposition to the Phonics Screening Check is inaccurate.
The ability to decode individual words, using synthetic phonics is not synonymous with reading, and the claim for a causal relationship between improved decoding and raised standards of reading is not born out by the evidence.
We donít seem to have noticed that when it comes to the state of the nation, the Blues (and Victoria) are all over us.
Basic pupilling is beyond the reach of sham pedestrian testucating and testifying. It doesn't just 'cover' the curriculum on-line. It enriches it from the inside.
It makes good business sense to re-evaluate investments in research commercialisation and channel more efforts into developing innovation leadership instead.
There are thousands of extremely well off parents who send their children to government schools. It's not fine that these parents receive the same taxpayer-funded support as poor parents.
Lakensís goal is to improve the quality of journal articles, not to replace articles with blog posts.