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Australia Australia's failing education system 'is a national tragedy'

18:50  08 december  2019
18:50  08 december  2019 Source:   skynews.com.au

'Alarm bells': Australian students record worst result in global tests

  'Alarm bells': Australian students record worst result in global tests Australian students have failed for the first time to exceed the OECD average in maths, while NSW recorded the country's biggest drops in reading and science.Australian students have recorded their worst results in international tests, failing for the first time to exceed the OECD average in maths while also tumbling down global rankings in reading and science.

Education in Australia encompasses the sectors of early childhood education (preschool) and primary education (primary schools), followed by secondary education (high schools), tertiary education

A study by the National Center for Education Statistics found that 14 percent of U. S . schools exceed capacity. There is a lack of diversity in gifted education . The “talented and gifted” label is one bestowed upon the brightest and most advanced students.

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Gideon Rozner says recent findings into Australia’s failing education system is “a national tragedy”.

Results from an international student assessment revealed Australian students were falling behind other developed countries in reading, maths, and science.

The performance of Australian students in mathematics and science have fallen to the nation's lowest ever level.

“I would like to see the national curriculum abolished outright,” Mr Rozner told Sky News.

“I think it’s a recipe for mediocrity”. 

Marise Payne tears up discussing victims of White Island tragedy .
Foreign Minister Marise Payne has teared up while speaking about the long road ahead for the families of the White Island volcano tragedy. In Auckland on Tuesday, Senator Payne praised the recovery effort for its seamless “operation”. “I regard this as truly an ANZ (Australia-New Zealand) effort. No delineation. Every person I have spoken to has used the word seamless and in time of crisis, in a time of tragedy, then that says a great deal,” she told reporters.

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