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Fresher, bolder strategies, will transform our schools

Fresher, bolder strategies, will transform our schools FIVE years ago I drew attention to the condition of facilities in government schools around Australia. Newspaper headlines accurately captured the message: most buildings should be bulldozed and replaced by those better suited to learning and teaching in the 21st century. Most ministers for education around the country […]

Schools learn hard way

Schools learn hard way. By Kevin Donnelly PRIME Minister Julia Gillard argues that her government’s education revolution is the only way to raise standards and strengthen outcomes. Whether the Building the Education Revolution, national testing and a national curriculum, computers in schools or national teacher certification and registration, Gillard believes all roads lead to Canberra […]