From Maralyn Parker's education blog in the Tele (which I now link to) - this is a comment from someone was has worked in the Education Dept for 15 years:
The whole top bureaucracy of the education department has been politically appointed and controlled. There are many many consultants etc working in the Assistant Directors Generals office all with links to the labor party and it filters down from there. I have worked for the Education Department for 15 years and have always been proud in the work I do and difference I make in educating our kids and no I am not a teacher. I ahev alwasy said once we loose site why we are here which is for the students we may as well shut up shop and I am afraid we have reached that point. I know of many long serving staff who have just had enough and are retiring or going on leave which I am doing now. I will not go back and i know of over 10 staff in the same boat that have over 200 years combined experince. The first thing that should happen is Tafe and Schools seperated, Regions obolished and focus put back on kids
- Directors Generals?
- I ahev alwasy said once we loose site
- 200 years combined experince
- Tafe and Schools seperated
- Regions obolished
- focus put back on kids (no full stop at the end)
Oh dear God.........
By the way, Maralyn's blog is always worth a read, and if you like a good fight, there is always one to be had in the comments.