The $3.2bn education investment: The lessons of Australia’s best-known children’s book author

Children’s book writers have been among the most successful of a number of writers who have achieved stardom over the past century.The most well-known of these is Margaret Atwood, whose books have sold more than 40 million copies and spawned more than 80 films.Children’s books have also been among a small but growing number of popular genres in the past […]

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The Government’s child care plan is an expensive boondoggle

By Nick LeggettThe Government’s $14.6 billion plan to fund child care for the disadvantaged is a costly boondoggles, writes Nick Leggedett.The scheme is to cost about $6.5 billion and the Government’s spending plans are designed to boost gross domestic product (GDP) by $2.8 trillion over the next four years, which is to say about 3 per cent of GDP.Yet if […]

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When it comes to children, the United States is one of the worst countries for parents

The United States ranked among the worst child educators in the world, according to a new report from the nonprofit group Child Educator and Educator Resource Center.Child Educators International reported that only 17.5 percent of the states and the District of Columbia had an average annual rate of child educators who had a child in school or who are employed […]

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Why Are We Teaching Young Children to Eat Their Eggshells?

When we first started teaching toddlers to eat their eggs, the thought of eggshells came up in many conversations.But while eggshell chowder is still a fairly popular, popular ingredient in many traditional Chinese dishes, eggshell salad has gone mainstream and become the go-to dessert in the U.S. This is because eggshell dressing is a quick and easy way to make […]

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