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Igor_Goldenberg
20-01-2010, 09:58 AM
Let me start with a disclaimer:
I don't like ALP in general and J. Gillard in particular.
However, her plan to publish test results for each school (http://www.myschool.edu.au/) is very sensible.
No wonder Australian Education Union does not like it (http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/teachers-vote-to-boycott-skills-tests-over-schools-league-tables/story-e6frg6nf-1225821231815)

Capablanca-Fan
20-01-2010, 10:49 AM
Let me start with a disclaimer:
I don't like ALP in general and J. Gillard in particular.
However, her plan to publish test results for each school (http://www.myschool.edu.au/) is very sensible.
No wonder Australian Education Union does not like it (http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/teachers-vote-to-boycott-skills-tests-over-schools-league-tables/story-e6frg6nf-1225821231815)
Agreed. Gillard has been surprisingly good as far as teacher accountability goes. If the union members were doing a good job, then they would welcome this scrutiny to prove it. But this is typical of a monopoly:


The union has given the federal government until April 12 to heed the calls of parents, teachers and principals to introduce appropriate measures to stop league tables, including possible federal legislation.

Where is the proof that they speak for parents? Most would want to know how well their kids' school educates.