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Turning Students Into Barely Literate Social Justice Warriors

Colleen Harkin

December 14, 2023

The recently released results of the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) confirm yet again the significant and systemic decline in our nation’s education system.
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Unfortunately It’s More Of The Same

Colleen Harkin

December 12, 2023

The deficiencies of Australia’s education system have been revealed again by the release of the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment Test (PISA), confirming the trend of long term decline in levels of student learning outcomes.
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Glib Advertising Will Not Enable ‘That’ Teacher

Colleen Harkin

November 15, 2023

‘Be that teacher’ is a new $10 million advertising blitz by federal, state, and territory governments that aims to elevate the status of the teaching profession, to celebrate its impact, and to inspire more individuals to consider teaching as a fulfilling career path.
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How to Hinder Freedom of Thought

Colleen Harkin

November 9, 2023

Unfortunately, but unsurprisingly, I received an abundance of emails and calls from concerned parents providing examples of outright bias and indoctrination their children were exposed to in the classrooms around the country, about the Voice to Parliament referendum.
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Centralisation, The Voice, And Why The National Curriculum Should Be Abandoned

Colleen Harkin

November 1, 2023

Centralised control results in a hierarchy of out-of-touch elites, neglects local agency, and creates unnecessary layers of red tape and bureaucracy.
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Climate Change Catastrophisation, Curriculum Indoctrination, And The Detrimental Impact On Youth Mental Health

Colleen Harkin

September 29, 2023

The deliberate, dishonest catastrophisation of climate change and environmental issues in our school curricula is causing significant harm to young people’s mental health. This abuse of educational institutions must be systematically addressed to promote learning over political activism.
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