The Australian is tearing down a straw-man in its stories on Aboriginal education this week. Time for a Rundle reality check.
“Aboriginal kids shouldn’t have English lessons” says academic, in a Justine Ferrari article in the Oz. Forehead-clutch. Curse. Oh no. What ammunition has some dweeby academic given these lunatics now?
None, as it turned out. The story was a complete beat-up, and a rather mendacious one. In The Conversation, Stewart Riddle, an education academic at USQ, had written a