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Universities under review, again : Comments

By Steven Schwartz, published 6/12/2022

Australian higher education has a proud history, but there is trouble ahead. Costs are rising, and the regulatory regime is stuck in the last century.

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" nothing is more valuable than an educated public".

Unfortunately, universities seem to be churning out a brainwashed public.
Posted by ttbn, Tuesday, 6 December 2022 9:30:10 AM
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May be necessary but, we cannot go down the road to Americanized, for profit, education. Moreover, we need to set limits on foreign students, least they take places Australian children should have. Recent government funding cuts need to be reversed.
Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Tuesday, 6 December 2022 10:20:55 AM
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we cannot go down the road to Americanized, for profit, education.
Alan B,
The dilemma is how to revert 50 years of just that ? The Goaf started this rot & his disciples have ensured the Peter Principle remains the standard in Govt. administration !
Posted by Indyvidual, Tuesday, 6 December 2022 11:58:54 AM
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Sack universities, burn their books cried the peasants: Seems nothing has changed since the tenth century!

Dan.
Posted by diver dan, Tuesday, 6 December 2022 12:38:30 PM
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What's actually happening, is that Australia is reintroducing staggering levels of net migration, primarily driven by "students" seeking residence.

As Schwartz does not even mention this, he should not object, if I assume that he's part of the problem, not part of the solution.
Posted by Steve S, Tuesday, 6 December 2022 3:29:51 PM
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We need education at all levels.
It provides us with the know-how to make life easier and far more comfortable.
So, if we can achieve a high level for many, that will be better for us all.
We don't want the majority to think that 'the earth is flat' do we?
It is highly desirable that we have education to at least 'university level'?
In practice, it will go far beyond this.
Time to stop all the small talk, and get around to making sure it happens.
We need to be supportive of any government initiative which aims to achieve this.
Otherwise we will emulate the classic indiscretion of 'fiddling whilst Rome burns'.
After that, society might even forget how to light a fire?
We would say goodbye to ease and comfort.
Posted by Ipso Fatso, Tuesday, 6 December 2022 3:35:26 PM
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