Episode 54 – Education’s Purpose, Homework Angst, Public School Praise & Student Sickies

In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles and posts:

‘Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let’s ban elementary homework’, Heather Schumaker, Salon, 6/3/16, viewed 8/3/16

‘In praise of state schools – and their teachers’, Richard Teese, The Age, 7/3/16, viewed 7/3/16

Episode 44 – Bullies, Disability Funding, Anthem Respect & The Ceramic Pig

In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles (and past report cards!):

‘Torquay mum says bullied son out of school’, Kathryn Powley, Herald Sun, 22/10/15, viewed 26/10/15

‘Private schools offer easier access to government disability funding’, Timna Jacks, The Age, 18/10/15, viewed 27/10/15

‘Singing the national anthem at school should be compulsory’, Kevin Donnelly, The Age, 28/10/15, viewed 28/10/15

Rick's Year 5 report (click to enlarge)

Rick’s Year 5 report (click to enlarge)

Rick's Ceramics Report (click to enlarge)

Rick’s Ceramics Report (click to enlarge)

Episode 20 – Transition, Poaching ‘The Best’, Slush Funds & Too Many Mugs

In Episode 20, we cited the following articles and blogs:

‘How do schools cope when their best teachers are poached?’, Geoff Maslen, The Age, 8/12/14

‘Victorian schools in $28 million slush fund’, Richard Baker & Nick McKenzie, The Age, 9/12/14

The Education Reformer, Musings by Geoff Maslen