Thirty five years of watching our education system falling into …

Comment on Letter from Peter Garrett: striving for world-class education by Terry.

Thirty five years of watching our education system falling into the pit, and along comes Mr Garrett with even more PC nonsense telling us it can be fixed overnight … with even more teacher training and departmental control. A bit late Mr Garret, action was needed thirty years ago, mainly with more autonomy for teachers, and if we had taken said action perhaps our society would not be in the mess it is in now. Good luck with your plans.

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