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
For those interested here is a video (thanks Alex Parker) of the speeches given at my retirement function. Speeches by Bill Shorten, Lila Mularczyk, Greg Whitby, Angelo Gavrielatos, John Hartigan, Shirley Alexander and me. PS I started writing for a living in 1988 not 1998 ( as I say a few times).
It is difficult to believe anything Christopher Pyne and Tony Abbott say about education. Almost every day they contradict themselves and each other. Today just minutes before they were to face a barrage from Bill Shorten in Question Time they did their latest back flip. Now we are supposed to believe they will implement Labor’s … More Another backflip from Abbott and Pyne
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
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
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
My next column for The Daily Telegraph will not be published until after the election.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