DEVALUING EDUCATION

Education’s worth

The curriculum has been diminished and diluted over time, to become meaningless in many respects. Mind you, it has been great for researchers and ‘theorists’ who like trying new angles and new approaches. To them, students are not people but Guinea pigs on whom to experiment. Basic and key learning has gone down the gurgler and mediocrity has become the cornerstone of Australian education.

The burden of non-teaching tasks being lumped onto schools and teachers is not new. However, in recent times, they have been magnified, almost marginalising many teachers from their students.

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