Not long to torture time.

Aussie Friends
of Treehorn
protecting school children from nasty excesses of the greedy and misguided
encouraging adults to think sensitively, to care for kids, to make wise choices….with their hearts in gear, their pens active and their votes available.
There are just a little over thirty school days of Naplan-practice left to the big-three days of testing….It’s a marathon. May 10-12 is torture-chamber time.  It’s the annual big-time one-hit abusive attack on children. Productive learning has been put on hold and will be resumed in mid-May. Schools MUST prepare.
There are questions to be asked…..
There are Serious Questions
Are thirty days of test preparation more beneficial for pupils than thirty days of normal classroom activity?
Has ‘fear’ now been recognised and established by Australia’s school-control centre  as the most effective ‘educational’ motivation for life-learning?
Why  are honest, hard-working teachers afraid to express their feelings?
Why do some quality teachers with-hold their anger until they resign in disgust?
Do all political parties still approve of keeping secrets from parents?
Why do schools teach children about democratic principles, and then don’t stand up for their pupils when they are abused by NAPLAN.
Do school pupils ever question the reasons for the tests?
Is any consideration ever given at school, district and state level to basic human rights for kids? 
Is there such a thing as basic humanity mentioned in the education policies of the major parties?
When will we hear something serious about the banning of NAPLAN instead of the fatuous clap-trap about education spending from the major parties?  
Who does what to whom in what manner and why?
Let’s protect our kids from cowardly politicians, greedy corporations and misguided school-measurers, who just don’t know what damage they are doing.
I watched the movie called “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.” on Monday night.  In one scene all of Wall Street’s large business corporation leaders were present in one large room  Gordon Gekko casually remarked to his daughter, “If all of these people suddenly disappeared tonight, who would run the country?”  We do hope that the Business Council of Australia has no large get-togethers planned soon. Think of the chaos. Politicians making serious decisions, uncontaminated by greed !! NAPLAN would be first thing to go. Right?
 Phil Cullen  41 Cominan Avenue  Banora Point  Australia 2486              
07 5524 6443        0407865999

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