As the proud product of a state school system, Jane Caro has been a passionate campaigner and advocate for public education, so this week’s Reasonings is very close to her heart.
This week Jane talks to retired school principal Chris Bonnor AM, who shares her concerns about the inequities of our education system. He has long warned that we are in danger of creating academic apartheid in our schools and that public education is being dismantled.
Together with Bernie Shepherd, Chris is the author of Uneven Playing Field - the State of Australian’s Schools.
Now with Tom Greenwell he’s written Waiting For Gonski, How Australia Failed Its Schools. It’s a book that will be essential reading for every teacher and parent.