The Global Education Reform Movement has finally made its way to Australian shores. It brings with it a tsunami of change, not just to the way our public schools are administered, but to the very ethos of their existence. The 'experts' funding and driving this reform movement are not education leaders, but business leaders, who believe in a competition driven, market based model for school administration.
The reform movement also believes in smaller government and lower taxes. They question the notion of providing publicly funded education for all but the most needy, labelling it "middle class welfare". In almost every instance, so-called 'school reforms' involve considerable savings for government.
This site is a collection of articles and blogs that give the other side to the story and challenge the rhetoric of the education reform movement. I'll be updating it weekly.