Pyne’s Review of National Curriculum will be a shambles

Today Christopher Pyne appointed two of his chosen men to review our national curriculum, Kevin Donnelly and Ken Wiltshire. I expect it will be a shambles. We certainly don’t need to wait until May to know what this review-by-two will come up with. Kevin Donnelly is well known in education circles. He has attacked just … More Pyne’s Review of National Curriculum will be a shambles

Contradictions and confusion: Coalition funding for schools

I know I have been retired for only a few days but I can’t help myself. For the past week I have been wondering why Christopher Pyne and Tony Abbott have been getting away with such blatant lies and self contradictions over school funding. Christopher Pyne can’t seem to remember what he has promised and … More Contradictions and confusion: Coalition funding for schools

Words from Michele Bruniges on Maralyn Parker retiring

Here are the words the Director General sent in to be read out at my retirement function last Tuesday evening. I will post some photos of the function and give links to the video of the speeches when they become available. Thanks for all the messages and cards. Yes I will be making political comments … More Words from Michele Bruniges on Maralyn Parker retiring

The Coalition’s plans for NSW public schools are insulting to teachers

I don’t think the Coalition federal government has a clue what is going on in NSW public schooling. This state is well down the track to devolving power to local schools and principals. Teachers and principals in NSW public schools do not need any lessons from Canberra. Not that NSW teachers and principals are universally … More The Coalition’s plans for NSW public schools are insulting to teachers

Coalition School Policy is all electioneering and no vision

My next column for The Daily Telegraph will not be published until after the election. However as many people are asking me what I think about The Coalition’s Policy for Schools: Students First released last week, I decided to give you a brief rundown of my thoughts here on my personal blog. The policy was … More Coalition School Policy is all electioneering and no vision