👍 We don’t need a federal education minister: Re-imagining our federation

Liked We don’t need a federal education minister: Re-imagining our federation (The Age)

Beyond a basic co-ordinating role to set national academic standards, it is unnecessary and wasteful for the national government to maintain a large Education Department simply to monitor the states’ management of schools. Indeed, all education (schools and universities) and training could be delegated to the states. Canada does not have a national minister for education – it is totally a provincial responsibility.

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