Ideas in politics

Everything in life starts out with some sort of an idea. Many great thinkers, over multiple generations, have made statements that credit the initial moment of any worthwhile activity is first in its formulation as an idea.

An idea begins as a kernel, a thought or notion, that compels a process of interrogation and development. The thought or notion may be as a response to a experience in the physical world or it may be entirely of the mind. In this way, we can peer into an individual’s soul by the pronouncement of their ideas. The pitch and tone of their ideas illuminate a worldview and that individual’s capacity that determine the quality of the type of vision they have for themselves and their world.

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In the Coalition’s hands, the Gonski becomes the Con-ski

The Coalition federal government is ditching the Better Schools Plan “Gonski” funding model. This is undoing work applauded by the majority of states, the majority of education experts and the majority of people in the community.

On this issue, it’s hard to avoid the impression that the Coalition has made a disastrous political miscalculation. This a broken election promise.

Signed agreements between elected governments can’t be simply ignored, nor can legislation. The government will need to rescind signed contracts with angry state Continue reading