Peter Garrett grew up in Sydney and attended Gordon West Public School and Barker College. He was the Member for Kingsford Smith from 2004-2013 and served as Minister for School Education, Early Childhood & Youth in the Gillard government. He is currently writing a memoir due for publication in 2015.
All essays by Peter Garrett
Taking God to School
by Marion Maddox
Allen & Unwin
Published February, 2014
Free, compulsory and secular: Taking God to School by Marion Maddox
Taking God to School is instructive reading for anyone interested in understanding how we have reached the stage where towards a third of students attend private schools, nearly all of a religious character, with many receiving substantial support from the federal government. For Maddox, it has been downhill ever since the high water mark of public school attendance in the late 1970s.
May. 2014 • Australian literature • Non-fiction