Melbourne University has removed a perceived criticism of the controversial Teach for Australia program from its submission to the federal inquiry into teacher education.
Parents who cannot secure after-school care or who want to avoid paying the fees are relying on teachers to be defacto babysitters outside school hours, principals and childcare groups warn.
An urgent intervention is needed in Australia’s education and training system as early as kindergarten to protect future prosperity, one of the nation’s leading business figures warns.
It didn't quite reach the absurdity of Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland. But the sight of 75 primary school girls dressed as Alice stampeding through inner-city laneways was surreal enough to snap passing commuters from their morning stupor.
The co-chairman of the federal government's national curriculum review has disassociated himself from comments by his fellow co-chairman, Kevin Donnelly, supporting corporal punishment in schools.
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