In the latest issue of the Australian Education Union journal, research officer John Graham
(who I knew quite well from NSW politics, funnily enough)Â has decided that itâ€™s better to play the man than the ball. After discussing two of my recent papers on education – though not, curiously, a third paperÂ in which I show that higher starting salaries buy smarterÂ teachers – he concludes that I must be a mere shill for the Education Minister, and opines:
The research backing for her proposals is transparently thin â€“ an ANU economist.
Well, at least heâ€™s saying nice things about my weight.