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Education standards better than politics or journalism

Posted by Garry Collins, ETAQ Immediate Past President on 2 August 2014
  • The following letter was submitted to The Australian for possible publication on Saturday 2 August 2014. It did not, however, make it into print.

Wednesday’s editorial described Australia’s education standards as lacklustre (“Bright ideas to boost teaching”, 30/7).

Even if this uncharitable assessment is accepted, I suspect that most Australians would consider that the nation’s schools display higher standards than its politics or its journalism.

Garry Collins

Garry Collins, ETAQ Immediate Past PresidentAuthor:Garry Collins, ETAQ Immediate Past President
About: Garry Collins was ETAQ President from mid July 2005 to 15 March 2014. He taught English in state high schools for around 35 years and now tutors in English curriculum courses in the School of Education at the University of Queensland.
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