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Little Excellence for the Beaten Generation

Little Excellence for the Beaten Generation

"Steve Maharey wants us to believe he is part of a government that is 'now placing a greater focus on teaching excellence.' Fine words, especially from one who has led a 'blameless life' of mediocrity for his entire time on earth," responded Peter Osborne, Libertarianz Spokesman to Deregulate Education.

Following the Associate Education Minister's speech at the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia's (HERDSA) development scheme launch, Osborne said: "The last thing Little Stevie Maharey is interested in is promoting excellence in education - this is lip service, plain and simple. No doubt it'll get those in the industry cooing and satisfied that they are in for some special treatment, but sadly it will do nothing to improve their lot. It will only succeed in achieving greater State control over the education sector."

Mr Osborne continues, "I think we can safely say that after a century of State-enforced education, the State has achieved its ultimate goal - A BEATEN GENERATION; a generation where the ability to think objectively and to think for one's self is well and truly in the minority. This would explain why an anti-freedom government is rating high in the polls while its population is begging for more and more regulation, blindly thinking that what has caused its problems will somehow solve it." Mr Osborne says, "This is the very reason why successive governments have kept such a tight grip on education. It ensures the maintenance of the State and in recent years it has ensured a dependence on the State."

"Liberarianz understand the importance of the freedom of the individual. The first step in allowing people to take control of their own lives is to get politicians the hell out of education, out of people's pockets and out of people's lives. Only a free educational market will provide individuals with the education THEY desire; not the education that the State desires. Only then will people's minds be set free to pursue real excellence - not the tepid facsimile offered by Little Stevie - and the beaten generation will glimpse the life that they could have had," Mr Osborne concludes.

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