Kudo’s to Chris Pyne for overhauling the left stained National Education curriculum.
Via the Australian
The Abbott government has moved to reshape school education by appointing strong critics of the national curriculum to review what children are taught, amid fears a "cultural Left" agenda is failing students.
The Education Minister, Christopher Pyne, is seeking a blueprint by mid-year to overhaul the curriculum, warning that the rise of "remedial" classes at universities proves the depths of the problem in Australian classrooms.
Vowing to restore an "orthodox" curriculum, Mr Pyne named author and former teacher Kevin Donnelly and business professor Ken Wiltshire this morning to lead the review.
The appointments clear the way for reforms that could expunge parts of the history syllabus that Tony Abbott has blasted for favouring Labor and the unions but glossing over the work of Coalition prime ministers.
Mr Donnelly is a fierce critic of the "relativism" in the teaching program, while Professor Wiltshire has rejected the emphasis on "competencies" and urged a sharper focus on knowledge and assessment.
In case you are wondering why the National Education curriculum needs an overhaul, here’s why:
The current curriculum has three priorities across subjects - indigenous culture, Asia and sustainability.
Let’s stick to teaching English (reading and writing), Maths and science and bin the leftist bed wetting PC propaganda once and for all.
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