Archive | May, 2012

Are Current Models of Schooling Sustainable?

Are Current Models of Schooling Sustainable? In May 2012 Brian Caldwell and David Loader organised a Think Tank which was held at the Sebel Hotel. The purpose was to draw on the expertise of presenters and participants to share strategies for transformation, approaches to strategic navigation and information about promising innovations in response to the question: ‘Are […]

Principals warned off test boycott

Principals warned off test boycott. By Jewel Topsfield PRINCIPALS have been warned not to encourage a boycott of Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s national school testing program, which begins today. The warning comes amid concerns that ”conscientious objectors” pulling their children out of NAPLAN tests could distort information made available to parents on the government’s My […]

Why our best teachers are worth $150,000

Why our best teachers are worth $150,000. By Caroline Milburn WHEN a federal Coalition MP says a group of public employees deserve to have their wages more than doubled to $150,000, listeners are bound to wonder if their hearing is faulty. Australia’s conservative parties have a history of opposing big pay rises for employees. But […]