Catch-up time: graduation time is over so I can mash up some of the interesting things from this week. I heart this person interviewed on the ABC. I suppose I am supportive of innovations in public education because (as Paul Brock reminds us) it is the cornerstone to an effective civil society. But how successful has diversification been in England?

Freedom the new tool in education reform
The Sydney Morning Herald
20 Sep 2011

TEACHER and activist Katharine Birbalsingh reckons the English public education system is broken, in which poorly-led teachers settle for mediocrity and disadvantaged students are never challenged to excel. The solution? Freeing schools from…read more…