https://johnkennyweb.wordpress.com/2017 ... intuition/
A Culture of Hunch and Intuition
September 29, 2017
The Australian Education Union is opposing the proposed Year 1 National Literacy and Numeracy Check. I am not overly surprised by this considering Jennifer Buckingham chaired the Panel and is a member of the Centre for Independent Studies. The organisations are not friends. I don’t mind if the AEU opposes the check, as long as they have a valid reason. I understand that the threat of possible draconian style testing accountability is a concern shared by many, and, in many ways, is a valid concern (think the USA and England). This is central to the AEU’s opposition.
This is an important issue that should be addressed. How many teachers' unions, in effect, lack accountability in what they promote and what they protest about?