20 Aug Parents value happiness above results
PARENTS of children at private schools say they are not as interested in school performance tables as the Federal Government claims they are.
The parents are more interested in the happiness, safety and social development of their children, says a position statement being drafted by the Australian Parents Council, a national federation of organisations representing parents of non-government school students. The council’s executive director, Ian Dalton, said parents ranked happiness and safety way ahead of student results in public tests.
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