The LOLs and reality of education.
Oh. My. God. I finished last week's list of the driftwood that had washed up in the corners of my brain by saying that I had no idea what would end up on the white sands of my next column. What an understatement that turned out to be. If you had told me that I would spend the week in a state of fascinated horror watching Christopher Pyne and Tony Abbott turning them inside out and upside down -- not once, not twice, but three times -- over education funding, I would have laughed at you. And please remember that my respect for these two gentlemen, especially around this topic, was starting from a pretty low base.
Twitter had a field day, so I have two tweets of the week and, unsurprisingly, both of them relate to the Gonski own goal. I chose this one because I think it cuts straight to the heart of what was really driving the behaviour of our Prime Minister and Minister for Education:
And this one from a fake Julia Gillard account, simply because when I saw it and it made me laugh out loud: