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Bags of money and the old school tie: Private schools and their impact on Melbourne

Fran Bailey in 2011 with former prime minister John Howard and then Opposition leader Tony Abbott.

When Fran Bailey moved from Brisbane to Melbourne in 1970, one big cultural difference stood out between the two cities. “I was constantly amazed at how often I was asked what school I went to,” says the former Liberal MP and Howard-era minister. “You would be invited to someone’s house for dinner and you would meet people and they would invariably ask.”

Source: Bags of money and the old school tie: Private schools and their impact on Melbourne

Why the panic over “critical race theory” is the perfect right-wing troll | Salon.com

Students line a busy intersection and overpass protesting against a Jefferson County School Board proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of U.S. history, in the Denver suburb of Littleton, Colo., Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. Several hundred students walked out of class Thursday in the fourth straight day of protests in Jefferson County. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)  (AP)

Moving away from the debate about what is or isn’t “critical race theory” and instead focusing on what lawmakers are actually trying to do — replace factual information with fake history — helps recenter the debate on what’s really going on. After all, the only reason Republicans and right-wing pundits lie about what is and isn’t in the public school curriculum is because they know they can’t win the debate by being honest. The truth terrifies them, which is why they go to such lengths to conceal it both in public debate and in our public schools.

Source: Why the panic over “critical race theory” is the perfect right-wing troll | Salon.com

Old Dog Thoughts- Racism, Our Media, Role models and enablers, Child Suicide, Medevac. We boldly stand and accuse China of Human Rights Crimes

Fighting Fake News with REAL;27/8/19; Racism, and it’s amplification by our public Broadcasters; Failure of our application of the RDA; Morrison government’s blind eye to child suicide; Dutton’s lies on Medevac;