SHORT & SWEET
RICHARD: Libs should have stuck to “better teachers, better curriculum, more autonomy” message (“Miranda Devine: Teachers, not funds, will fix school failure rates”, 7/5). But that was too hard so they have become Labor lite and frightened the Catholics. Brilliant, eh? MARK: There’s nothing wrong with our education system. Notice how well Asian children — migrant or born here — excel. An Aussie attitude adjustment is what’s required. JEFFREY: The education fix seems simple. Send someone with a brain (not an ideologue) to Kazakhstan to find out the cost per student per year, class sizes and the number of holidays they have. It would also be of interest to see if they have peripheral studies like the Safe Schools. Once we have that information we can then copy their successful formula here. JOEL: We keep going on about non-assimilation and yet we fund all these minority schools. Let’s just have one school system funded by the government for all Australians with no minority or religious interference, then maybe we will get rid of the themand-us (“Catholic fees to rise by $5000”, 7/5). MATTHEW: Taxpayers who choose not to send their children to private schools should not be forced to subsidise those who do. If you want to utilise the private school system, that’s perfectly fine. However, taxpayers should not be forced to subsidise your choice. Besides, private education doesn’t always equate to better results.