When will NSW DEC take school technology support seriously? 3

When will NSW DEC take school technology support seriously?
This is going to be a loaded question for many, and one that I admit upfront has a certain amount of self interest. But I’m not the party most affected by the currently woeful state of technology support in NSW public schools — that honour goes to teachers. It’s true that the department was thrown ...

The political debate gets nauseous

So now we might need a “levy” for the National Disability Insurance Scheme. In some ways, if people thought taxes for funding society were still worth it (as opposed to the new model of “everyone for themselves and screw the rest of you”) we wouldn’t need this. ¬†But the levy model comes about because every ...

Don’t cut my taxes!

In a society and a system where everything gets bigger — where prices go up, wages go up, consumption goes up, the economy goes up, why is it that the only thing we’ve decided should always go down is taxes? And just who do we think we are benefiting from this short-sightedness anyway? Here’s a ...

My take on politics

1. Try not to think about it too much right now… it’s all rough going 2. I may be left-leaning with¬†ideology, but the left party isn’t doing much for me in practice. Therefore, like the ideology, hate the practice 3. But as for the right, I can hate them in ideology and in practice! 4. ...

Tonight’s Q&A on Education

Well… that was an experience I’m still winding down from. Because of my complete lack of bedroom TV reception I watched the News 24 web stream, and realised halfway through that it was about 2-minutes behind the Twitter feed! No matter… there wasn’t much too it really. Not particularly substantial, really. Christopher Pyne was as ...

Batman and political bickering

A silly day of news, with UK police having someone brought in by Batman, followed by worldwide media obsession until the guy was unmasked by the end of the day. Imagine how Bruce Wayne would have fared with that attention? And really, showing how easy it is to provoke media obsession should probably get this ...

#QandA and political theatre

So another Monday night and another Q & A torrent of chatter on Twitter. I have watched it from time to time but usually I just don’t both — it’s televised political theatre, it’s the Crossfire debacle that Jon Stewart complained about years ago, the competition where everyone yells the loudest, even on Twitter. But ...

The pressure to be stupid

I think the overwhelming pressure in society now (and maybe always, I can’t always decide), is to be stupid. Be an idiot. Society wants you to be a mindless consumer, to read stupid shit newspapers, watch stupid shit on TV and either think nothing about the things that matter, or just parrot the stupid shit ...

Things that drove me nuts today…

Two things, this news piece: Call to let children hunt in NSW national parks As if the “let anyone shoot in parks from March” thing isn’t bad enough, this is just insane, sorry. Are we just handing ourselves over to an American-style gun lobby or what? It really seems like people will be killed with ...

One of those days…

I’d been having a pretty good day today. Students at swimming carnival, quiet all round, plenty of chance to get things done. Then you get some crazy work crap happen and it all goes to hell. It seems to have sorted itself out now, but I’ll just say that yes, it was reported fairly widely, ...
%d bloggers like this: