The federal president of the Australian Education Union, Angelo Gavrielatos, said the Australian Government should not be importing "flawed" approaches from the US, a nation that was consistently outperformed by countries such as Finland which did not publicly rank schools.
Canberra-based public education advocacy group Save Our Schools last week called on Ms Gillard to release the details of her performance reporting plan to ensure it did not reproduce the problems of the New York system, which it said had led to league tables and dissimilar schools being compared with each other.
See also the following postings from Save our Schools – which has studied the analyses of the NYC school grades by Diane Ravitch, Eduwonkette, and heard from the parents on our NYC education listserv about the numerous problems with the priorities of the Bloomberg/Klein administration.
The comments of NYC public school parent Ann Kjellberg are featured on Testimony From New York on Klein’s School Reforms:
Pretty much anyone in
Secrecy and avoidance of public debate are characteristic of how Klein has implemented change in
Gillard should know that Klein is widely derided by educationalists, teachers and parents in
Conservative educationalist, Diane Ravitch, is at it again – highlighting the failures of the
More questions are being raised about the validity and reliability of the