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Curriculum questions should Spurr rethink of national review

Penny Wright 22 Oct 2014

Australian Greens spokesperson for schools Senator Penny Wright has called on the government to strike out advice to the national curriculum review from the academic at the centre of the racist emails scandal.

In Estimates questioning today it was also revealed that Professor Barry Spurr was paid $8250 for his input into the review of the Australian curriculum, and that the Education Department did not check the qualifications of the appointees.

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Pyne's political curriculum review to take schools back to the past

Penny Wright 12 Oct 2014

The Australian Greens have warned a simplistic 'back to basics' approach to the school curriculum could leave Australian students without the necessary skills to navigate the 21st century.

Responding to the release of the curriculum review today, Australian Greens spokesperson for schools Senator Penny Wright rejected Education Minister Christopher Pyne's claims it was not an ideological document.

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Greens call for release of final curriculum review

Penny Wright 6 Sep 2014

The Australian Greens have called on the Abbott Government to release the final report of the Australian Curriculum review to end uncertainty for students and teachers.

Australian Greens spokesperson for schools Senator Penny Wright said Education Minister Christopher Pyne had been handed the final report by Kevin Donnelly and Ken Wiltshire last month.

"This review has been highly controversial from the get-go." Senator Wright said. "It was premature and altogether too hasty, but it's time to end the uncertainty.

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Greens force release of curriculum review report

Penny Wright 17 Jun 2014

The Australian Greens will today force the release of the preliminary report of the Abbott Government's review into the national curriculum within seven days.

Australian Greens spokesperson for schools Senator Penny Wright will this afternoon move a production of documents motion, to be supported by Labor, which will require the Minister to release the preliminary report by Kevin Donnelly and Ken Wiltshire.

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Pyne must release Curriculum Review draft report: Greens

Penny Wright 8 Apr 2014

Greens spokesperson for Schools Senator Penny Wright today urged the Abbott Government to release its Curriculum Review draft report, more than a week since it was delivered to Education Minister Christopher Pyne.

"The Abbott Government is intent on pushing its conservative political agenda into the classroom, overturning the work of several years and thousands of submissions which went into the development of the Curriculum," Senator Wright said.

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