AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR THE DEFENCE OF GOVERNMENT
SCHOOLS - D.O.G.S.
FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION NEW CHUMS
MESSAGE NUMBER TWO
DOGS offer the following information
and advice to new chums in the battle for public education in Australia.
Many of our oldest supporters started off bright eyed, bushy tailed,
naive and trusting of our political and legal system - not to mention
the public education pressure groups in the 1960s. We offer the
following advice to new chums on the basis of some of our many and
The ALP is even more deceitful
and dangerous than the Liberals for public education. In the
last two decades, both at he federal and state levels their role has
been to set the scene to enable the Liberals to have a launching pad
to do far worse.The Kennett Government did public school supporters
a favour by blatantly revealing his privatisation agenda. They
revealed their end game with startling clarity. They succeeded to a
certain extent in galvanising State School teachers, parents and the
community into action for the 1999 Victorian election. The Bracks
Government has taken the State School vote for granted ever since.
Beware of the final check-mate by the "DLP" Bracks government.
One of the church schools
faction greatest abilities is using words to their own
advantage. Witness the 1970s Karmel Report, and the Schools
Commission Needs Policy, not to mention Howard's SES version of
"Needs". There is simply too many weasel words for the church
Schools Faction and jelly backs in the press and academia to play
One of the best actions the
Minister for Education could do for Public Education would be to
make the present faculties of Education at Melbourne, Monash and La
Trobe sub-branches of the Education faculty at the Australian
Catholic University and to make a fresh start with newly structured
education faculties at Melbourne, Monash and La Trobe.
Do not be afraid of being
labeled sectarian, divisive, or anti-Catholic. The name calling is
used to get knee-jerk reactions and try to create fear and smear so
you will not fight strongly for public education and against the
private school system.
Do not give up the fight for
public education whatever the odds. Take the advise of one of the
arch enemies of Public Education Dr Daniel Mannix
. . . “the deadliest enemy of the poor, their one fatal flaw, is
to have the mind of a slave. The ruling classes may have them down
in the gutter with a foot on their necks, but the poor are never
beaten until they accept that foot.
. . “I have never
stopped speaking about (State Aid) in all the years during which I
have been here. But I thought that I had wasted my time . . . I
haven’t wasted my time . . . but we do not owe it to anything I have
done. We owe it to the men who
stuck to their guns.
Do not think you can get proper
public accountability from the church school system, such an idea is
a sick joke.
It is time to get rid of the
uncommitted, the time servers, the careerist, the opportunist and the
agent or acolyte of the church school faction, from the public education
system and only have those who are committed to word and deed involved
in the public education system.
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