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Danandrewstan: the education state?

11 May 2020

2:43 PM

11 May 2020

2:43 PM

Victoria bills itself as “The education state”. We all know what that means — dodgy, dumbed-down degree and diploma factories aimed at grabbing a buck from foreign students.

For most people at the moment, though, education equals schools; safe schools — no, not schools their children can attend dressed as Carlotta from Les Girls or k.d. lang on that Vanity Fair cover (let alone Roz Ward), but schools where their children can simply be taught free from the risk of coronavirus.

Schools are going back across the country, but not in Danandrewstan.

The plan forward?

Here are two key grabs from today’s press conference with the Premier that explain it all:

Daniel Andrews: “Today’s not the day to announce the details.”

Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton: “From a public health point of view, I don’t have an issue with schools reopening.”

That sounds like a D minus in public policy terms.

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