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Save public schools, not corporate fat cats
Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)
  • Anthony Ashbolt, University of Wollongong
RIS ID
26303
Publication Date
1-1-2008
Publication Details

Ashbolt, Anthony, Save public schools, not corporate fat cats, The Adelaide Advertiser, 6 November 2008, 18

Abstract

Kevin Rudd's vigorous attack upon "extreme capitalism" revealed he does not understand the nature of the current crisis. This is not a meltdown caused purely and simply by rogue traders, bizarre mortgage lending, gross corporate salaries and payouts and, in general, the politics of greed. All those are symptoms of a much more systemic disease. That disease is the ideology of privatisation and deregulation, an ideology Mr Rudd has shown no inclination to challenge. This Government's persistent embrace of neo-liberal ideology and practice is highlighted by its school funding policy and also its market-driven approach to schooling policy in general.

Citation Information
Anthony Ashbolt. "Save public schools, not corporate fat cats" (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/aashbolt/46/