Call me old fashioned, but educating the nation’s children is the job of schools, right?
Well, actually Mark Latham would call me old fashioned.
In the current Quarterly Essay, the former Labor leader (right) outlines his ideas for the education revolution we have to have, saying that families that adhere to the “leave it to the school” approach are heavily disadvantaged.
“In the conventional wisdom, schools are seen as places where children do most of their learning… Schools, at best, are a useful addition to the learning continuum. At worst, they are places where students muddle through, making only marginal gains in knowledge and ...