The Stupid Country by Chris Bonnor and Jane Caro
The Stupid Country
How Australia is Dismantling Public Education
by Chris Bonnor and Jane Caro
University of New South Wales, 2007, paperback, ISBN 9780868408064
'The Stupid Country warns of a future where the hardest schools for Australian parents to get their children into will be public ones. With insight, passion and a sense of urgency Chris Bonnor and Jane Caro show how government, anxious parents and ideology are combining to undermine our public schools. This is not a one-sided defense of public education, but it challenges us to consider whether we really want to continue stumbling blindly down our current path, risking the health of our public schools and everything they have created: our prosperity, unity, stability - even, perhaps, our democracy.'