Scott Davies is a freelance writer from Adelaide, Australia, with an interest in politics, history and culture. He holds a BA (Honours) in History and is currently studying a Master of Teaching (Secondary).
Articles by Scott Davies:
Though the literary canon has fallen out of favour with many teachers, introducing it to students is still a valuable and worthwhile exercise. In one of the first tutorials for my Secondary English class at university, back when I was beginning a Master of Teaching degree a year and a half ago, the topic of […] Read more
The Gonski 2.0 report is a missed opportunity which doubles down on what has caused declining achievement standards in Australian education. On Monday morning in Australia, the much-anticipated Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools was released to the public. More commonly referred to as Gonski 2.0, the second iteration of the report on education […] Read more
Despite ever-increasing investment in education, Australia’s literacy rates are not improving and are falling behind those of other nations. Why is this so? The gradual decline in literacy standards in Australian schools has garnered much attention in recent years. Despite standardised testing in the form of NAPLAN as well as ever-increasing sums of money being […] Read more
Australians have overwhelmingly voted in favour of same-sex marriage, with 7.8 million people voting 'Yes' in the postal survey on marriage equality. Read more
The ongoing dual citizenship saga is the latest in a series of crises which have imperilled Malcolm Turnbull's position as Australian Prime Minister. Read more
The long campaign to legalise same sex marriage in Australia is nearing its close and ballots for the non-binding, voluntary postal vote are being sent out. Following an unsuccessful challenge to its legality in the High Court of Australia last week, the same sex marriage postal vote was declared constitutional and able to proceed. Ballots […] Read more