18 Aug
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NAPLAN ‘zero’ mugs Qld Minister’s ‘great results’ schools mantra

As Queensland schools wallow for a second year below the national average on all 20 numeracy and literacy tests, parents are losing patience. “Our zero out of 20 NAPLAN score is completely at odds with Education Minister Langbroek’s ‘great school results’ mantra,” AFA (Qld) spokesperson, Mrs Tempe Harvey pointed out. “Queensland parents are saying, ‘How […]

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30 Apr
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Minister Langbroek’s school reviewer dismisses parents’ consultation concerns

Parents have been left in the dark after a Newman government reviewer has denied them access to details of fundamental changes mooted for Queensland’s school system, according to the Australian Family Association. Publication of radical school plan urged The reviewer, Dr Gabrielle Matters of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), has rejected AFA spokesperson […]

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07 Apr
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Sign petition for Qld school reforms

Sign the petition here.  Premier Newman, please ensure (1) numerical marking; (2) memorisation of times tables; and (3) explicit instruction in Qld schools.  Good news: Premier’s department responds to AFA’s open letter. Read it here.    

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19 Dec
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What school parents want for Christmas, Minister Langbroek!

Queensland’s Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek is tipped to announce school assessment reforms on a day guaranteed to maximise public debate and media scrutiny – by Christmas Eve! “In case everyone goes on holidays and misses it, we are asking parents to look out for the announcement. “Top of the Christmas wish-list for parents is axing, […]

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15 Oct
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AFA pleased by recommendations of inquiry into senior maths and science

The AFA’s submission to the Queensland Parliamentary Inquiry into Senior Maths and Science has been vindicated today. The Inquiry’s report has been tabled and recommends a return to numerical marking and 50% external standardised tests. View AFA media release.  (Listen to radio interview with inquiry chairperson, Mrs Menkens MP here.) Queensland parents who have once again […]

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