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Flat White

Illiterate, innumerate, and scared: be disappointed, but not surprised

1 September 2023

5:00 AM

1 September 2023

5:00 AM

Why would anyone be surprised at the latest NAPLAN results? Yes, they are disappointing, but the amount of hand-wringing expressed through media demonstrates either naivety or ignorance.

Many of us have been explaining the reasons behind our struggling schools for a long time. This makes it all the more frustrating to hear the media’s tiresome excuses.

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