Author(s): Kevin Donnelly
Behind the Scandal of Australian Education
Australia's parents are voting with their feet - 30% of Australian students now attend non-government schools. The figure rises to 40% at years 11 and 12 as parents seek better academic results, more disciplined classrooms and school values more in line with those at home. The problems are many, and they are not restricted to public schools. For decades teachers' unions and state bureaucracies have been influenced by a combination of Marxist, post-modernist and other fashionable theories, to the detriment of our children's education. Instead of advocating high standards, school accountability and a balanced curriculum, unions promote an ideologically driven, dumbed-down view of education.
In this book Donnelly empowers parents by explaining the background to the main problems affecting our schools today.