"Corporate Partnerships With Public Schools: A Cautionary Tale." New Matilda

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    Recently, Prime Minister Tony Abbott mooted the idea that Australia could follow the American model of schools partnering with major companies. He had just visited the Pathways in Technology Early College High School in New York, which in partnership with IBM enables students to graduate with a high school diploma and an associate's degree.

    The idea of corporate engagement with public schools in Australia is not new. It has been on government agendas and practised by individual schools for some time. But a few cautionary tales from the last 20 years are worth noting.

    Period4 Jul 2014

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