Sunday, November 25, 2007

Australian election


AUSRIALIAN Labor Hits the Ground Running

Mike Tolochko

It is predicted that three-fourths of the ministers in the new Rudd Government in Australia will be trade unionists. Amazin!

This came from the fact that the single most unpopular part of the Howard government was its draconian Industrial Relations policies.

The first order of business will be to roll back the Howard WorkChoice program.

Also, a main focus will be focus on the educational programs that essentially destroyed the teaching profession in Australia. It seems like right wing government, like Howard�s idol, Geo Bush, [NYC Mayor Bloomberg not a distant 3rd] focus on destroying the ability of young people to think for themselves. This area will be a top priority for Rudd and the teachers unions.

The ACT, Australian Council of Trade Unions, will have in the drivers seat in these early days of the Rudd government.
Stay tuned.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mike's followup is better news than I had expected. I wasn't aware that Howard's government had followed Bush, Bloomberg, et al, in trying to reduce education to standardized tests that compel students and teachers to largely foreget about developing critical skills or even teaching and learning really relevant factual information and instead making the right response to the right stimulus, like an assembly line worker or even an animal in a Pavlovian behavioral pschology experiment.
Norman Markowitz