Tag Archives: education

January 11

Demise of the Liberal Party

Is it time to think the unthinkable: that the Liberal Party has run its course? This concept would send shivers down the spines of many conservatives but can this supposedly nightmare scenario actually be avoided? The very reason it could happen – and possibly should – is that the Liberals can no longer clearly articulate […]

August 27

The futility of fast food

What is it about people who over-indulge in fast food? Do they not have mirrors in their homes? Is the only reflective surface they encounter a television, PC or smartphone screen? Coz, mostly, they look bloody ugly! Yes, that’s a provocative statement but given the cost to society generally of the lack of discipline associated […]

The folly of contemporary management

It’s funny how we think we are so clever these days. So much so, that we often fall into the trap of thinking that our excreta offers no malodour. Ha! The joke is on us. And rarely is it more apparent than in our approach to management. There is such a flood of clever, intellectual […]

What’s wrong with this story?

Okay, so a new batch of research tells us that children learn more from parents than their teachers. Whether that’s a good or bad thing is a moot point (given some of the parents that frequent supermarkets!) but it’s an acceptable premise. Taking this a step further (perhaps, even, a giant leap) Education Queensland is […]

Primary school principals a bunch oif dills

  Is it a brave person who dares suggest school principals are a bunch of dills? Not if they’re the mob who run Australia’s primary schools. God help our kids! Why? Because they are seriously suggesting that teaching reading, maths and science could be a waste of time. True story. These enlightened educators of our […]

The art and practice of management

It’s funny how we think we are SO clever these days. It’s true that by most standards we are, in most parts of the world, a refined society defined by advanced thinking, mastery of technology and clever utilisation of available resources to achieve desired outcomes. So much so, that we often fall into the trap […]

A betrayal of our young people and our future

Australia got a kick up its backside this week with release of new data showing our schoolchildren’s educational attainments are lagging seriously behind comparable nations. Lowlights include coming 27th out of 48 countries tested. A quarter of Year 4 students failed to meet minimum reading standards for their age. Many more than that failed to […]