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How do we learn to read?

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The sign on the public car park in the tiny Tasmanian town of Wynyard reads, "Egress from this carpark is to be via the access lane in the rear." 'Egress?" I wondered. As my 21-year-old son quipped, perhaps the council had called in the local duke to write its signs. Or at least the local lawyer.

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How teaching philosophy could help combat extremism

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Young people today are constantly at risk of indoctrination – whether deliberate or inadvertent. This can be by advertisers, politicians, religious extremists or the media – and can make it hard for young people to get a handle on the world around them.

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Safe Schools dumped in NSW

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New South Wales is the first state to dump the Safe Schools program, amid disappointment from many and encouragement from former prime minister Tony Abbott via Twitter.

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