SUBMITTED BY: Margaret of Brisbane 09:57PM 23/06/15
Our daughter hated school, didn’t socialize well, poor at spelling and reading. If your education system is prepared to listen and change all will benefit. We have engaged in a wonderful learning program and now our daughter is in grade 5 and is talking about her future. If would like to know about our journey please email.
SUBMITTED BY: Gundars Simsons of Hobart 08:03AM 22/06/15
Let’s take care in the debate to NOT blame teachers, nor students. In my (long) experience in all sectors of education, it is rarely the teachers nor the students that are the problem! I have witnessed so many heroic efforts by teachers and so many students who have have risen above appalling problems faced.
SUBMITTED BY: Bertrand CADART of Bicheno 07:44PM 21/06/15
My bi-langualism and bi-culture serves me daily, learning of a foreign language and culture assorted with student exchanges could only benefit our descendants.
SUBMITTED BY: Kees Wierenga of Kingston 03:56PM 18/06/15
The Government should allow the 50+ age group to have an allowance equivalent to Newstart and be obliged to undertake a post-graduate course, rather than waste time looking for employment.
Research and study will benefit the individual and the community. It will remove people from ‘hold’ and make them productive.
SUBMITTED BY: Angela and Tony of West Hobart 11:03PM 18/06/15
Adopt ideas from countries with the best educational outcomes – South Korea and Finland.
Mandate exclusively healthy food in school canteens, to fuel brains.
Limit lessons to the length of time for which each age group is able to concentrate, max 20 mins.
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