Monthly Archives: July 2016

School choice is clogging our roads

“”Once a year at enrolment time these same principals are competing against each other, so, dare they share their secrets of success with their rivals?”

Professor Hattie said Australians loved to debate the “the things that matter the least”.

This included autonomy, teaching aides and class sizes.”

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The ideology at the root of our problems

“The rich persuade themselves that they acquired their wealth through merit, ignoring the advantages – such as education, inheritance and class – that may have helped to secure it. The poor begin to blame themselves for their failures, even when they can do little to change their circumstances.”

George Monbiot: How Did We Get into This Mess? Continue reading

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Was Ada Lovelace the first Programmer?

“… in 1833, her mentor, the polymath Mary Somerville, presented her to the mathematician Charles Babbage, often considered the father of computing.” Continue reading

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