Recently, the Federal Government announced a big carrot for teachers in the form of performance pay. The top ten percent of teachers are going to receive a big bonus.
The first point I wish to make is about the whole carrot and stick analogy itself. The idea stems from the donkey who has the carrot held just in front of him, but as he moves, so does the carrot, as the person…Continue
In Australia recently, the Government has introduced a Website enabling like schools to be compared.
The first question to ask, of course, is why only LIKE schools are being compared.
And I can think of only two possible answers:
“Well, it wouldn’t be fair otherwise. “
“Of course we know that schools in a better socio-economic demographic will perform better.”
Remembering that it’s politicians driving…Continue
“Teens struggling at English and maths
December 7, 2010
The English and mathematics abilities of Australian teenagers have plummeted during the past decade, a new international education report has shown.
The triennial OECD Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests measure how well 15-year-olds from around the world use their knowledge and skills in reading, mathematics and science to…Continue