Treehorn recently speculated as to what would happen if Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party included the banning of NAPLAN as part of its policy.
If it did, it would be ‘London to a brick’ that she would become Prime Minister, the Honourable Pauline Hanson at the next election. Wouldn’t it? There are a few million teachers and parents and others who just don’t like what NAPLAN does to our kids, how it contributes to our lowering of status and ‘standards’ on international tests, what it does to the mental health of our young and the blatant waste of billions of dollars through ACARA’s assault on our schools each year.
Pauline has a leadership style that is different. While neo-con business corporations and bankers will try to ‘persuade’ her to join their other units – Liberal and Labor – she seems most likely to resist.
No. She’s not my cup of tea; but dissatisfaction with major parties seems to be increasing. If she was able to get rid of NAPLAN, one of the greatest threats to our nation’s progress ever, she’s worth considering….just because of that.
It’s a very real possibility, don’t you think?
As our squirming, nervous kids get closer to the May NAPLAN testocaust, things should get interesting.
In the meantime……
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