David is a Senior Lecturer in the Education Faculty at Monash University. He will join us to discuss Teaching, testing and the crisis in education alongside Lucy Honan, teacher activist, co-founder of Teachers for Refugees and member of Solidarity.
The Australian school system is now one of the most unequal in the world. The obsessive focus on NAPLAN testing is distorting education, labelling kids as failures from an early age and encouraging richer parents to move their children out of underprivileged schools.
Turnbull’s Gonski 2.0 funding plan has settled nothing. It only locks in even greater funding for private schools. David and Lucy will discuss how to deal with the crisis in school education, and what kind of union campaign is needed to fight for it.