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The rot of bureaucracy: it’s time to ‘go local’ on education

19 October 2023

11:15 PM

19 October 2023

11:15 PM

‘It takes a department to raise a child…’

Who has ever said that? Hopefully nobody, but it’s clear that this has been the subconscious mindset in our failing education system for decades now.

The proof is in the pudding – students are underachieving, teachers are leaving the profession in droves, and government education departments are becoming increasingly bloated.

The threat posed to education in our country is real – 70 per cent of teachers are considering quitting altogether, citing burnout and attrition as the major reasons.

Coming off an incredibly stressful period for educators across Australia, where teachers had to adapt and provide lessons in circumstances...

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