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Children to learn economics

Posted by: Staff writers | 9 January, 2013 - 5:31 PM
School

4BC Summer Drive: Have you ever been to the supermarket where the check out operator struggles to add up your change from a simple transaction

Have you ever received a text from a member of Generation Z (born 2000 onwards) and struggled to understand through the spelling mistakes?

Federal Minister for Education Peter Garrett has called for students as young as year 5 and 6 to learn economics, despite seemingly widespread issues with basic math and spelling.

Education expert and former principal Sue-Belinda Meehan tells Mark Braybrook we need to get back to basics in Australian education.

Blog comments Your Say

  • Absolutely correct CRY.
    I couldn't care less about a political decision made 25 years ago. Can't change anything, neither had nor have control over anyone's actions and boorish people who want to go on and on about 25 year old events really are boring in the extreme.

    Bob Lord Wednesday 16 January, 2013 - 6:39 AM
  • Bob Lord youâÂ?Â?re a good labor party man, lie by omission, everyone knows that the LNP is a QLD state government party, the federal coalition have never been referred to as the LNP. Typical labor party supporters just lie, but I would not expect anything less from someone who has the belief of they could not really care about the rights and wrongs of it all.

    CRY FREEDOM Tuesday 15 January, 2013 - 9:55 PM
  • Nup CRY
    Feel free to live in the past yourself.

    Bob Lord Tuesday 15 January, 2013 - 1:47 PM
  • You could not really care about the rights and wrongs of it all Bob Lord. Anything for the cause Bob. You will sell your sole and every moral fibre you may poses just to serve your socialist masters to achieve there central control dominance. Seriously Bob, analyse what you said, you could not really care about the rights and wrongs of it.

    CRY FREEDOM Tuesday 15 January, 2013 - 1:27 PM
  • Hey Rich
    What's that company you access the NBN with again?
    You are right, the IMF have no interest in local politics, they simply report what they have find.
    They found the Howard/Costello were wasteful during certain periods of their government.
    They found that the current government aren't.
    And CRY, far as I know there is a Liberal Party/National party coalition in Federal politics and the Abbott is the leader.

    Bob Lord Tuesday 15 January, 2013 - 1:23 PM
  • Is it not funny that labors crowing about the jobs being counted on the job vacancies advertisments as being the guilded record as an indication to the employment prosperity of Australia. When most jobs being advertised now through the many different employment agencies where the same job is being advertised through many agencies therefore warping the truth conveniently one would say.

    mick Tuesday 15 January, 2013 - 1:11 PM

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