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GERM is the global education reform movement, as described in the latest Australian Education Union Journal (South Australian branch), is pushing radical proposals for the privatisation of government schooling.

These ideas are becoming mainstream in countries like Britain and Sweden, and are being promoted by independent schools lobby groups in Australia. ‘Sweden has led the way with for-profit schooling…. which media mogul Rupert Murdoch praised as an example of “IKEA schools” ‘.

Mike Willis, the author of the article, uses the example of the miner’s canary, warning that these developments are a threat to public education.

Here is the cartoon I drew to illustrate the article.

Education canary pic

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