By undermining humanities education, the Morrison Government is helping create a superficial society, which opens the door to far-Right extremism, writes Alex Hipgrave. AS STUDENTS across Australia begin a new academic year, it may be apt to re-examine the role of our schooling system in shaping societal attitudes and how capitalism undermines education.Neo-fascism on the rise as critical thinking dissolves
Australian Academy of Humanities president Joy Damousi said “broad-based education” had made the Australian tertiary education system one of the best in the world.
“The world can’t just be STEM. It has to be a balance. Making [the humanities] prohibitive and so expensive is going to have short and long-term effects on our workforce and our society in general.”