Floating Life 4/06 ~ 11/07

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Posts Tagged ‘insanity

Bias is in the eye of the beholder

I was going to call the post “stupid f*ckers who wouldn’t know a fair question if it bit them on the bum”, but thought better of it… According to ABC News:

The Federal Government and the New South Wales Opposition have accused Labor and the unions of using yesterday’s Higher School Certificate (HSC) exam to indoctrinate students with left-wing ideologies.

The claim about a question in the industrial technology exam comes as almost 65,000 year-12 students in New South Wales prepare to sit the only compulsory HSC exam this morning: English.

The question asked students to discuss the impact of Government legislation on employees.

Federal Education Minister Julie Bishop says it was clearly about WorkChoices and was another example of how political views are being pushed in the classroom.

“You’d have to be naive in the extreme not to see this as a loaded question,” she said.

“It has been backed up by months and months of union campaigning in schools in NSW, pushing their political agenda.

“We’ve got teachers handing out anti-Government propaganda to school children and parents are complaining that their children are being used as political pawns.”

But state Education Minister John Della Bosca has described the reaction to the question as hysterical.

Mr Della Bosca says the question was set by independent experts in the field from public, private and Catholic school committees.

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Written by Neil

October 19, 2007 at 7:42 pm

Goodness shines on my new blog!

This site is certified 71% GOOD by the Gematriculator

So there you go. I have tried The Gematriculator on a few blogs on my blog roll, I have to say, and find one is 78% EVIL! I won’t say which one… 😉 (That was an error: it turns out to be “43% evil, 57% good.”)

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Written by Neil

September 26, 2007 at 9:55 am

Posted in blogging, Diversions, my sites

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