Territory kids need good teachers and that is not just …

Comment on Giles “unconscionable” on education by Janet Brown.

Territory kids need good teachers and that is not just teachers employed in that role.
It is parents and government polices. Welfare lifestyles is the norm in the Territory and encourages kids to make their choice as their preferred lifestyle in place of eduction and work ethics.
Whilst we in the Territory experience homelessness at such a crisis level I would prefer affordable housing to fix this problem.
Then implement work for welfare payments. Three hours a day Monday to Friday. Compulsory.
Get the kids seeing that parents like them have to get out of bed and do something to improve their lives.
How can kids honestly want to go to school when the parents get paid to do what they want? Yes education is important. But it should include life skills.
Schools should be set similar to universities. Once in middle school subjects including trades should be taught so kids are doing theory and practical of their desired job and this should include the options to move within this to seek and experience till they find their niche.
Just imagine girls doing hairdressing and beauty then learning about OHS cleaning maths reading writing and confidence.
Giving them the opportunity to gain the eduction and support needed to establish their working lives.
Skills and knowledge base prior to leaving school. Kids already finding their feet to where they want to be after leaving school. And having that real knowledge base to be self confident and also assist workplaces with great workers with real skills that benefits everyone.
And this would assist our kids greatly. Say a kid who loves working on cars but has issues reading and writing. Then he she can get the assistance to subjects that they know is needed to complete this trade the desire to learn is enhanced and they want to learn as its relevance to their needs is real. Real eduction for real kids.
Let’s forget the Gonski theory. And do what is needed for the kids. Time eduction caught up with the times and worked for our kids not against them.

Recent Comments by Janet Brown

Planning another plan
We need planning to be the role of the town council, not the NT government from Darwin.
How can we plan for our future development when there is no plan.
A town plan from the early 80s is lost.
Until we have a town plan on development any master plan is a joke. And to my knowledge the master plan does not include development areas for our growth.


Senator Scullion will not contest Federal election
Identity politics. It has to end. Politicians need to be representing the people. The Territory.
So far I have seen none of this from those putting up their hands.
They are only talking at election time. Voters are confused on their rights. As a voter we have the right to demand elected members who will work for a better Territory. Not a better Darwin over the rest of the Territory.
Our Federal ministers have the role to work for the entire country. As minsters elected by states and territories into a Federal seat they should be ensuring the best of Federal funding for their electorate. They are elected to represent Australians. Yet they are managed by government departments.
The departments have signed agreements to allow overseas businesses to avoid taxes. The departments who have allowed foreign governments to own Australian land. The tax office which negotiated agreements with overseas companies to avoid paying taxes that everyday Australians have to pay.
Check out the person wanting your vote.


Make Oz Day a celebration of the future, not the past
Appeasement is not the answer. Appeasement is the catalyst for further division.
January 26 is the date chosen to celebrate our place in the world.
People from around the world choose our country to call home. Because we are amazing. Australians are proud of our home. The division based on race is not Australian. That is apartheid. We need to stop this vile hatred of Australia now.
Australia Day is not up for destruction by an angry and racist group.


Custodians decline meeting with council on gallery
I for one do not see this town and its progress as being at the whim of aboriginal people over the residents of Alice Springs. This type of division has its claws strongly embedded in segregation and apartheid mentality. The future of our town should be decided by all residents. I am so fed up with people using the race card to gain control. This should not be about who has the biggest stick, it should be about the majority seeking growth and prosperity for Alice Springs. Not personal agendas and petty jealousy.


GST billions yet we’re still the basket case
Jack, I do not have to walk a mile in anyone’s shoes.
It is clearly obvious that bandaid government mentality is all wrong.
What happened to outcomes and audits. Never happened. Throw more money at is the battle cry.
Regards of the fact that billions of dollars has only exacerbate the problem.
Money for nothing comes to mind.
Yet for governments to get that money some of us work hard to pay taxes, fees, levies and so forth. Our borrowings are through the roof. Time for outcome audited funding checks.


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