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Schooling was designed to indoctrinate society

In Australian classrooms, poorly trained teachers remain largely incompetent to the greater vision of education -- designed by an oligarchy of thinkers to create a workforce of slaves over a century ago.

Students are collectively brainwashed under monotonous conditions, before being funnelled upon society as effective, conformed 'producers', to further sustain and develop the prison around them.

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The Education System: Constructing Human Minds

Close examinations of the modern schooling system reveal that it is not education at all, and our current structure bears fundamental flaws based on the incorrect focus of ‘right knowing’ instead of ‘right being’.

In the following membership piece, we take a look at all aspects of education, including modern schooling and problems with state control, key authors and underlying purposes of teaching, primary functions of the system and an in-depth look at the rise of alternative models.

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Classroom app ranks students on ‘set behaviours’

A new classroom application that ranks students based on behaviours, allowing teachers to “automate the task of recording classroom conduct” by monitoring and storing data, is raising concerns in Australia.

The program, ClassDojo, has now spread to over 25% of classrooms across the country and is set to expand with continued growth of the educational software market – estimated to be worth almost $8 billion.

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The rise of home education in Australia

Australian families are increasingly ditching mainstream classrooms to teach their children at home, citing philosophical objections, religious beliefs and a desire for personalised learning as reasons for rejecting formal education.

From humble beginnings as a small movement, families are now switching to home education as a genuine alternative to mainstream schooling, growing to become a motivated, organised and politically-aware community across the spectrum.

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WA joins ‘No Jab, No Play’ vaccine crackdown

The WA government will give the Health Department powers to ban unvaccinated children from attending school and child care centres as part of ‘No Jab, No Play’ measures expected to take effect on January 1, 2019.

Under the new laws, kindergartens, schools and child care centres will be required to keep up-to-date immunisation records, and the department’s “chief health officer” will have power to “order under-vaccinated children to stay home”.

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Parents opt-out of classroom technology amid privacy concerns

Australians have long moved past worrying about whether digital technology has a place in education, with schools, colleges and universities now replete with a catalogue of digital devices, systems and applications.

Because of this ubiquity, educational uses of technology tend to escape critical scrutiny and questioning, and most remain unaware of major privacy concerns raised when exploring how your children’s personal information is collected, stored and used at school.

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‘Genderbread Person’: Brisbane high school using banned gender theory resource

Students at one Brisbane high school are learning more than just the birds and the bees.

Queensland’s educational department says it won’t move to stop a high school in the northern suburbs of Brisbane using a banned educational resource which encourages students to think of gender as a spectrum rather than a strictly defined binary.

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Secondary education was established to create “unity of thought”: Harvard, 1918

Secondary school has become increasingly important in the modern world, and is viewed collectively today as a minimum requirement for success in terms of employment, life progression and development in society.

When did this thinking start? Who came up with this system and what was the purpose?

We explore how secondary education was established to create fixed habits of reaction to authority, to determine ‘correct social roles’ and ‘collective purpose’, and to create a “unity of thought” amongst children.

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Victoria set to introduce new regulations for homeschooling

Parents in Victoria have raised concerns over new proposals by the government to change regulations surrounding home education in the state, including tougher measures on the process of approval and restrictions on the curriculum used by families at home.

The new changes, introduced early this year, will also introduce an increase in powers for government authorities to monitor and intervene in the education process, a move that has homeschooling advocates campaigning to shut the legislation down.

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Australian school introduces biometric identification

Parents have been told their concerns about privacy are ‘unwarranted’ after being advised children as young as five will have their fingerprints scanned at school as part of a controversial new biometric student attendance record-keeping program being introduced across Australia.

The system, an adaptation of previous programs that were suspended by the government due to privacy concerns, will allow students to register they are at school by placing their finger on a pad.

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