I’ve just survived my first school holidays as a first-time parent. What I’ve learned is that parents are noble creatures. Noble, but very stupid, and very tired. So very tired.
On Tuesday, Scott Morrison will announce yet more funding for mental health programs in schools. However, if Morrison considers this his “key focus”, he’s completely misread the issue.
While the hammer might have judged Brett Kavanaugh innocent, the cluelessness of sex and consent remains. Education starts at school, as it did with me.
While we live in the information age, not all of that information is good. Therefore, should we monitor what students search online? The US school system certainly thinks so.
Over in the US, many schools have gone to four days a week. However, with this being purely a cut-costing measure, I suggest we look elsewhere in order to maximise student potential.