Student ShoutOut, CNPE’s 2012 campaign that engaged 4,500 students across Australia to share their views on education continues to connect students with the people in power. ShoutOut participants Habib (Vic), Corinda (NSW) Jonathan (WA) and Anish (WA) appeared as witnesses and told their personal education stories to the Senate Inquiry into Teaching and Learning along with Ricky Campbell-Allen, the Director of CNPE.
This followed a Policy Submission written by CNPE (Download the report here), reporting on students’ perspectives on education, and advocating for a greater student role in policymaking. After the proceedings Senator McKenzie tweeted 'the most authentic inspiring evidence for the Senate committee - the experience and shared aspirations of students'.
Jonathan and Anish told the Senators of their experiences in extra-curricular activities and argued that schooling was not about being defined by an ATAR score. Corinda was concerned that regional students weren’t getting equal educational opportunities and Habib told of how he had overcome bullying and racism before he could successfully learn. Stay tuned for the Senate report!
Hangout with Hockey
The Centre for New Public Education (CNPE) received over 800 votes and then asked Shadow Minister Joe Hockey via the OurSay.org website about funding disadvantage in education on a live Google Hangout that happened on Mon. 10 Dec at 4:30pm.
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