Many parents fail to realise that before their child starts school they have already put down a solid foundation for success.
The myths and mistruths continually perpetuated about the so-called 'Gonski' funding model, which commenced in 2014, are not helping either.
It's been 2 years since our son graduated from high school. There were times I never thought he would, but the night of the graduation was our family's proudest moment.
Why the Victorian Government cosied up to Roz Ward and stuck with her for as long as they did remains a mystery.
The regulation that forces you to ask for permission to protect your child, and then makes you wait for that permission to be granted.
'There is a real danger political correctness is getting out of control. We need to understand the world as it was and not to rewrite history as some might like it to have been.'
The debate needs to shift from throwing more money after bad, a la Gonski, to identifying the most cost-effective way to use resources to raise standards.
Since NAPLAN destroys elements of cognitive behaviour in children, parents should actually give permission for their children to take the tests.
Up until early July this year mums and dads could go to the Safe Schools Coalition Australia website and see if the school they sent their children to was a participant in the program.
He was prominent as a critic of the public policies that had arisen from the 'economic rationalist' reforms of the Hawke-Keating Government (1983-1996).
In line with current equal pay protests in the early education sector, the article discusses what truly happens after you drop your children off.
Given the opposing views of this muddled debate, is there indeed a STEM skills shortage or surplus in the workforce? I would argue that the answer is 'yes' for both.