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    DescriptionThis book warns of a future where the hardest schools for Australian parents to get their kids into will be public ones. With insight, passion and a great sense of urgency Chris Bonnor and Jane Caro show how government, anxious parents, the church and ideology are combining to undermine public schools. The Stupid Country is not a one-sided defence of public education. But it challenges us to consider whether we really want to continue stumbling blindly down our current path, risking the health of our public schools and everything they have created - our prosperity, unity, stability -even, perhaps, our democracy. For more information visit the author's website THE STUPID COUNTRY

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    The Stupid Country
    How Australia is Dismantling Public Education
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Bonnor, By (author) Jane Caro
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 346 g
    ISBN 13: 9780868408064
    ISBN 10: 0868408069

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27230
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    BIC subject category V2: JNK, JNLP
    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    Libri: I-ED
    BISAC V2.8: SOC050000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL028000, EDU000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1MBF
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    BISAC V2.8: EDU013000
    DC22: 379.1210994
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    Thema V1.0: JNK, JNLP
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    UNSW Press
    Imprint name
    UNSW Press
    Publication date
    01 May 2008
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    Author Information
    Chris Bonnor AM is an education writer and consultant with wide experience in teaching and school leadership. His interests and research have spanned geography, gender education and education systems and he has presented at many conferences in Australia and overseas. Chris is the author of ten geography textbooks, is a member of the Australian College of Educators and was most recently was the president of the NSW Secondary Principals Council. Jane Caro is an award-winning advertising writer with 25 years experience. Her interests include education, women, children, families, advertising, marketing and ideas of all kinds. She also writes on educational and other issues for a range of publications, including newspapers and New Matilda, and is a regular commentator on radio. Jane is a product of the NSW public education system, including a free university education. She is also the parent of two teenage daughters, educated in NSW public schools.
    Table of contents
    1 Spoilt for choice; 2 Anxiety and choice; 3 Public good and private choice; 4 The language of crisis; 5 Myths and realities; 6 What does private schooling deliver?; 7 Counting the cost; 8 Schools and the church; 9 Schools and the market; 10 Options for public education; 11 A better way; Index.