Topic archives: Education

Lowbottom diaries: a pay deal sealed with a kiss

May 9, 2008 1

News came through that we were to become the highest paid teachers in the land. Trevor Diogenes surveys the staffroom.

Give the Baby Bonus to teachers instead?

May 6, 2008 1

There are approximately a quarter of a million babies born in Australia each year, and approximately a quarter of a million teachers. Is there something we can do with this? wonders Andrew Leigh.

Drawing a line – Islam and money in Australian Universities

May 2, 2008

Begging for Saudi funding. Bankrolled by intolerant Wahhabism. With these messages, The Australian confirms itself as the London Sun in journalist drag, writes Binoy Kampmark.

Lowbottom High diaries: All’s VEL that ends VEL

May 2, 2008

Pupil-free days can be the path to valuable insight, writes Trevor Diogenes.

Lowbottom High diaries: Teacher types #1 – the untouchable relief teachers

April 24, 2008 4

Spare a thought for the relief teacher because very few of us full-timers do, writes Trevor Diogenes.

Lowbottom High diaries: Like Oberon, teachers are invisible

April 18, 2008

That teachers feature not at all on the list of professions that Australians trust is most deflating, writes Trevor Diogenes.

Crikey Says

April 17, 2008

Jon Altman makes a resounding point in his piece on indigenous disadvantage in this Crikey edition.

Lowbottom High diaries: Boredom in the Common Room

April 11, 2008 1

Is boredom prevalent in the teaching profession? Trevor Diogenes investigates.

Lowbottom High diaries: 12 weeks without parole

April 4, 2008

A long term looms, for Lowbottom High's Trevor Diogenes

Lowbottom High diaries: End of term, the crow caws

March 20, 2008

The crows are gathered in the Tyburn tree outside the general office so it must be the end of term, writes Trevor Diogenes.