Children don't need any more schooling, any more institutionalisation, any more of the suffocating control they are under. Children need to be free.
Is it educational heresy to question if the '21st century model' is likely to be successful? What if the proverbial baby be tossed out with the bathwater?
Sir John Monash 'quit in frustration, famously declaring that he found it easier to organise an army on the Western Front than to run a university'.
Japanese is offered in almost 4 times as many public schools in Queensland compared to Chinese despite the fact that a truly seismic economic, geostrategic and cultural disruption has occurred.
Education in the West is a waste of time and money, argues Bryan Caplan in a confronting new book, reviewed by Vladimir 'Zeev' Vinokurov.
Australia has a major problem. UNIFEC rates Australia's Literacy standards as 39th in the world out of 41 countries.
We have been seeing over the last few decades the birth of the non-university, an institution hollowed out of its seminal functions: teaching and scholarship.
Nation-building is a 'new world' discourse applied to large continents (e.g. Africa, Asia, North and South America) where colonising forces decided on innovations in policy and infrastructure.
The Australian National University's decision to cancel plans for a bachelor of Western civilisation has highlighted the rampant anti-Western bias that exists at many Australian universities.
For the first time that I can remember, though, we are on the cusp of a sustained national conversation about the place of the humanities in higher education and in Australian culture.
Today's universities, wherever they are, and there are about 24,000 of them, have been heavily influenced in notions of scholarship and research, in what they teach and how they teach it, by Western examples.
Most of the acts that cause subjective harm are verbal. My attitude towards what you say to me determines how much pain it will cause me.