Cen­tury be­hind

The Advertiser - - LETTERS -

I ONE hun­dred per cent agree with and sup­port the Gon­ski school plan and ut­terly re­ject the neg­a­tive, ig­no­rant, back­ward crit­i­cism of the plan by Pro­fes­sor Alan Reid of UniSA ( The Ad­ver­tiser, 2/6/18). Gon­ski is lead­ing the na­tion’s ed­u­ca­tion in the right di­rec­tion.

Be­fore my re­tire­ment in 2008, I was lead­ing the world’s sec­ond largest re­search cen­tre in man­u­fac­tur­ing, sec­ond only to In­sti­tute for Man­u­fac­tur­ing at Cam­bridge Univer­sity.

Shortly after my re­tire­ment, I ap­proached the SA Ed­u­ca­tion De­part­ment re­gard­ing es­tab­lish­ing an on­line post­grad­u­ate re­search in­sti­tute em­ploy­ing the lat­est IT and com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nolo­gies con­nect­ing the lead­ing pro­fes-

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