When ideas are presented as topics to be debated, rather than as facts to be learnt, students and democracy benefit.
Students and teachers protesting at Parliament House in Canberra on December 5, 2018.
Far from proof of a flawed education system, politically active school students are evidence our education system is working well.
The university’s most important strength is its intellectual independence, and the academic freedom that assures that independence.
Australian higher education policy debates focus primarily on how and by whom universities are funded. This diminishes understanding of universities' democratic purpose and wider social mission.
As young Australians approach voting age they need simple, clear and practical instructions about the mechanics of how government works and how to vote.
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
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…