Cartoonists’ Views of NAPLAN History

The Treehorn Express

Opinion soaked in knowledge & experience.


Reliable Anecdotes of Reality

Treehorn is the hero of an easy-to-read, sad children’s book, “The Shrinking of Treehorn” by Florence Heidi Parry. She cleverly exposes adults’ couldn’t-care-less attitude towards the needs of children, even when the circumstances of mal-treatment of children  are patently obvious.  Treehorn found that parents, teachers and principals only pretend to care.  His principal ignored his problem but was still able to say, “You were right to come to me. That’s what I’m here for. To guide. Not to punish, but to guide. To guide all members of my team. To solve their problems.” And Treehorn kept shrinking.

When he started to turn green, his mother told him to comb his hair before the Smedleys arrived for bridge.


The Story of Naplan

“It earned some votes last time it was tried.” said Kevin.

  “The public is a push-over, Kevin. I’ll do something, then talk to some experts.”

 “Found one in NY, Kevie! I’ll get him to talk to our experts.’

“Then I’ll discuss things with our school principals.”

 “Okay! Class teachers won’t be happy, Julia.”    

       “So what !?” 

“I’ll talk to Tony.”

While principal and union testucators confer….


Back at the ranch…..



























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