Comments on Noel Pearson “Education reform lies buried under the morass”, 8/05/2010, http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/education-reform-lies-buried-under-the-morass/story-e6frg6zo-1225863819465
If Noel Pearson, a fairly independent and somewhat Labour leaning Indigenous leader, argues that the BER has little education value, I think all Australians should listen carefully, especially the ALP politicians who have been involved in the BER.
It is not right for the government and the key ministers to insist that the BER is for what the Rudd/Gillard government has portrayed it. They need to face the reality and be honest and truthful to the public and taxpayers.
They cannot continue to lie and act as the emperor with his new cloth. That does not help them. To the contrary they will be seen as liars if they continue to do that.
It is in their own interest not to treat the public as stupid and no ability to see their tricks. That will be just new lows of low politics, and ultimately self stupidity!