BlogRandom Notes - Idle Thoughts
If you click on the "Education" category in my blog index you'll see my own post on this as well as another from American Thinker earlier this week, highlighting the same problems in the US. Suffice to say it is no accident. The reference to Antonio Gramsci in the...
“..Baird’s decision simply feeds the cynicism and the narrative in the minds of average Australians that the politicians can’t be trusted to look them squarely in the eye and level with them..”
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...
“..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.
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.
“..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..”
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...
From my "We're Not In Kansas Anymore Toto" Files----2095. Are these people serious?