A teacher reviews The Big Fat YES debate[s] – Book 1

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNH2VV19 [ Year 8 Coordinator BSHS ] Marie K’s review of Big Fat YES debate[s] – Book 1 'I enjoyed the read; age appropriate language for years 5-8, entertaining and written like a conversation. I think the illustrations were appropriate for me but maybe could be simpler for yr 5/6 students (add colour???).  I am … Continue reading A teacher reviews The Big Fat YES debate[s] – Book 1

Do I want to save capitalism?

While reading Robert Reich's SAVING CAPITALISM Have discovered over recent months and via The Guardian and other publications, one Robert Reich. Reich is 'an American professor, author, lawyer, and political commentator' who 'worked in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, and served as Secretary of Labor from 1993 to 1997 in the … Continue reading Do I want to save capitalism?


When Geraldine Brooks writes about Tim Winton, you can hear the axes grind" — https://theconversation.com/when-geraldine-brooks-writes-about-tim-winton-you-can-hear-the-axes-grind-195441 Interestingly, the article - written by an academic for a News service which takes its raison d'etre and journalistic practice from academia - is very disparaging of Brook's effort on Winton. I haven't read it to comment on the review's potential … Continue reading Hmnn?


The global problem? Wikipedia notes: ‘The Population Bomb [1968] is a book written by Stanford University Professor Paul R. Ehrlich and his wife, Anne Ehrlich.  It predicted worldwide famine due to overpopulation[i], as well as other major societal upheavals, and advocated immediate action to limit population growth. Fears of a "population explosion" existed in the … Continue reading Population