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RealityRules
29th October 2010, 01:07 PM
Delivering the annual Alfred Deakin lecture in Melbourne last night, the Opposition Leader said the philosophy behind the [community-controlled public] schools proposal was the same as that which drove the Coalition's health policy of hospitals controlled by community boards.

"There is no cure-all for the problems of public schools and public hospitals, which will always have to juggle limited funds against virtually unlimited potential demand for services, but making decision-makers accountable to local boards would help,'' he said.

''School principals accountable to parent bodies would be less susceptible to educational fads. Hospital CEOs accountable to local communities would be as concerned about delivering services as about meeting budget.''

The British Prime Minister, David Cameron, whom Mr Abbott recently met, is an advocate of community-controlled state schools.

www.smh.com.au/national/abbott-back-on-campaign-trail (http://www.smh.com.au/national/abbott-back-on-campaign-trail-20101028-175ud.html)

The only reason public schools have limited funds is because of govt controlled spending, especially as we saw under his Coalition govt.

He ought to justify the propositon there is "virtually unlimited potential demand for services". Where?

This ploy would diminish education standards, and allow religious schools to prosper under the umbrella of public education.

What does Abbott mean when he refers to "education fads" ??

gruber
29th October 2010, 03:59 PM
What does Abbott mean when he refers to "education fads" ??


well the Hyptothesis of Intelligent Design is one

loubert
29th October 2010, 04:27 PM
yeah lets put Joe the plumber on a medical community board..... :rolleyes:

As for schools, what the?

robertkd
29th October 2010, 08:27 PM
I think the idea is dangerously flawed and agree it's a way in for special interest groups to manipulate the system, what was he thinking,.. oh right my mistake.:rolleyes:

Sieveboy
29th October 2010, 08:38 PM
He just wants to make us like the strange landscape that North American educators inhabit. That way its easier for woo to get in and fuck up kids minds. Go away Wing Nut..

Sieveboy
29th October 2010, 10:05 PM
Please don't, that concept gives me the MOTHER OF ALL HEADACHES (MOAH).

Sieveboy
29th October 2010, 10:17 PM
*Head Hurts*

Made Of Stars
30th October 2010, 08:19 AM
Think of a couple of thousand stacked P&C organisations stamping on the face of secular education. Forever.
This.