Lucy Honan

Lucy is a teacher and AEU Councillor in Victoria and a founder of Teachers for Refugees, as well as a member of Solidarity. She will speak alongside David Zyngier in Teaching, testing and the crisis in education .

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.