Education minister tells TAFE boss Jon Black to quit uni assault

1 November 2017

NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes has slapped down the head of TAFE in an extraordinary missive after Jon Black declared war on his university rivals.

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Nowadays, undergraduates are being taught prematurely to regard the poetic heritage as an oppressive imposition and to suspect it for its latent discriminations in the realm of gender, its privilegings and marginalizations in the realms of class and power. All of this suspicion may be salutary enough when it is exercised by a mind informed by that which it is being taught to suspect, but it is a suspicion which is lamentably destructive of cultural memory when it is induced in minds without any cultural possessions whatever. "
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