Kevin Donnelly argues that school vouchers are an education debate we have to have. Empowering parents is not only good in theory; the closer power resides with people the better. The issue of government funding to non-government schools has returned to centre stage. The ALP has decided to get rid of its hit list of so-called wealthy private schools, finally realising that all parents pay taxes, regardless of where their children go to school. At the same time, the Federal Government has announced a review of the formulas used to decide how much support non-government schools receive. For many Australian…
Australian states bear the responsibility for healthcare and education matters.
We need to rethink the trajectory of pedagogy in Australia, and provide far better formation for young minds.
We also need to keep an eye on evolving healthcare policies, particularly regarding bioethical issues.
Read on for suggested policies and methods.