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Poor children do better at selective high schools.

Posted on December 13, 2016 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

British Department of Education figures show-

71 per cent of poor sixth-form children at English grammar schools (selective high schools) go on to University.

29 per cent of these poor grammar school children go on to the elite Russell Group universities.

While -

Only 56 per cent of similarly poor sixth-form childre...

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Vale Elizabeth Hastings, my childhood friend - dead after teaching in classrooms infested with asbestos.

Posted on February 11, 2016 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Elizabeth Belt was my childhood friend.

Her maiden name was Elizabeth Hastings.

We went to Brigg Preparatory School together.

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Why don't Queensland men want to be teachers?

Posted on October 5, 2015 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (2)

Queensland College of Teachers director John Ryan says the QCT has involved a university in launching a review into the factors that influence the choice of teaching as a first career.


The QCT wants to find out the reasons why men are not choosing to be teachers.

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Kevin Donnelly : the education revolution has failed.

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Kevin Donnelly has published a brilliant article in the Australian this weekend -


In the lead-up to the 2007 election Kevin Rudd promised us an education revolution.

Six years later the penny has finally dropped and the education establishment is admitting that our students, especi...

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Amy Remeikis comments on the review of the Queensland Crime and Misconduct Commission.

Posted on April 21, 2013 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Amy Remeikis of The Brisbane Times has written an interesting article about the recent review of the Queensland Crime and Misconduct Commission -


"The release of the Crime and Misconduct review, albeit with some information redacted, provides clarity on how former High Court judge Ian Callinan and Professor Nicholas Aroney came to make the 17 recommendations they believ...

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Campbell Newman plans to remove Queensland Teachers' Union representatives from the principal selection process.

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (3)

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman plans to "allow the school community to play a greater role in the principal selection process by removing union representatives from selection panels.’’



Robina Cosser says - removing the QTU representative from promotion selectio...

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Des Houghton thinks we are wasting taxpayers money investigating trivial transgressions.

Posted on April 8, 2013 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Des Houghton is a writer who has been very supportive of Queensland teachers, and I usually find his comments make a lot of sense.


But his comment this weekend  "There are simply too many nanny-state tribunals, courts, ethical standards units, equity police and busy-body commissions spending vast...

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Ian Callinan - his 17 recommendations to reform the Queensland Crime and Misconduct Commission.

Posted on April 3, 2013 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

The Queensland LNP government asked former High Court judge Ian Callinan to review the Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC), claiming the CMC had allowed itself to be used by those with an axe to grind.

Mr Callinan's 17 recommendations include overhauling the CMC's administrative structure and complaints process.


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Some disgusting people are making a good living out of the bullying of teachers.

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (1)

I was just reading the Victorian teacher's submission again -


137.B.C (PDF 1,536KB)

137.1 Supplementary Submission B.C (PDF 956KB)

137.2 Supplement...

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Why can't I get a teaching job in Queensland?

Posted on October 29, 2012 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (4)

This morning I noticed somebody in Brisbane plaintively googling, "Why can't I get a teaching job in Queensland?

To my mind the question this person should be googling is "Why have I just realised that I can't get a teaching job in Queensland?"

Why would a person enrol in an education degree when the chances of getting permanent work at the end of the course ar...

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