The Saturday Paper by Elizabeth Farrelly Jan 27- Feb 2, 2024
The Finnish education system offers a model by which to fix Australia’s broken school system, but first we need to ban private schools.
Had I one wish for Australia it’d be this: ban private schools. Not because they’re bad as schools but because they are bad for the culture. Increasingly, our winner-takes-all school system is reducing our culture to a rabble of tribalism, competition, cruelty, derision and class-based resentment.