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Tyranny of low expectations

School class in Willowra

School class in Willowra

22 May 2015 On ABC Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Indigenous teenagers need support to escape what he calls the ‘tyranny of low expectations’: “We must yearn for the day when success for Indigenous people is so normal it is no longer remarkable”.
Aboriginal community leader Warren Mundine, the chairman of the foundation, said he wanted the scholarships to be offered to more students. “We’re not here about just educating people and providing opportunities, we’re here to change the nation,” he said.
Comment by Wake Up Time: The main reason to write Wake Up Time is the appalling disadvantage kids in remote communities face because of lack of support by their parents and lack of stimulation to achieve in the sense of education. Abbott is spot on: it is a tyranny of low expectancy.

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