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As young Australians approach voting age they need simple, clear and practical instructions about the mechanics of how government works and how to vote. Shutterstock

Schools are not adequately preparing young Australians to participate in our democracy

Results from the latest report into civics and citizenship education show by the time students hit year ten, the majority of them have little knowledge about Australian civics and democracy.
Imagine a school where every student has equal say with the teachers, principal and governors. Flickr/Naaman Saar Stavy

Democratic schooling: teachers leave them kids alone

Imagine a school where the students have equal say with the teachers, principal and governors in all areas of school life. Their say is not limited to being school or house captain, prefect or a member…

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