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What Thinking Australian Are Thinking

What Thinking Australian Are Thinking

What thinking Australian are thinking.. Thursday May 12.   Assistant Treasurer Kelly O’Dwyer’s insistence that the non-concessional cap on superannuation is not retrospective legislation reminds me of Campbell Newman telling tens of thousands of public employees he...

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Random note #194,526 – Education

Random note #194,526 – Education

“..Australia spends $132,945, on average, to educate a student from primary school to Year 10 — double the $66,463 spent on students in Shanghai and 40 per cent more than the $93,630 cost in South Korea, the latest comparative OECD data shows. More than half the students in Shanghai and nearly a third of Korean students top the class internationally in maths — compared with just one in seven Australian students..”

The US spends even more than Australia — $157,270 to educate a child to Year 10 — yet its students performed even worse.

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Now they’re Dumbing Down The Colleges

Now they’re Dumbing Down The Colleges

Progressives see education as a tool for social and cultural change. Let me reduce this to the bleak reality. If a lot of students have politically correct opinions about global warming and transsexuals, progressives consider this outcome successful, even if students learn little else.

Predictably, liberal educators will want to extend social engineering into every aspect of college life, just as they have managed to do in kindergarten through high school. Social engineering, it seems, is the polite term for academic stupefying.

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Jason Falinski

Jason Falinski

“..The most popular local view is that Falinski should return to the eastern suburbs and leave the northern beaches to its own. Falinski is likely to discover in September that the Warringah village people don’t like blow-ins from Bondi..”

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What Thinking Australian Are Thinking

What Thinking Australian Are Thinking

What thinking Australians are thinking... There’s not much in it. Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten both underwhelm and neither inspire. They have treated the office of the prime minister as some sort of prize in a game of revolving treachery. And, irrespective of the...

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Labor’s Definitions of Savings

Labor’s Definitions of Savings

Like George Orwell’s Winston Smith adjusting figures from the Ministry of Plenty, this no longer seems like forgery but “merely the substitution of one piece of nonsense for another”.

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