Useful Links

Australian sites             

  •        (Kath Murdoch, Education Consultant)
  •         (David Hornsby, Education Consultant)
  •    (Convenor:  Trevor Cobbold)
  • Breaking Out
    This new publication (started August 2016) seeks to bring teachers, education academics, parents and students in Australia together to critically discuss contemporary issues in teaching and learning.
  • Cue Learning


Alfie Kohn
Alfie Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting. The author of twelve books and scores of articles, he lectures at education conferences and universities as well as to parent groups and corporations. See especially Rescuing Our Schools from “Tougher Standards”.

United Opt Out National
The movement to end corporate education reform. United Opt Out National, Inc. is registered as a nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of Florida.

Marion Brady
The curriculum shapes American education, and those now running the education show are ignoring it. Getting it right is the first step in meaningful reform. Getting it right is my focus.

Susan Ohanian
Winner of the 2003 NCTE George Orwell Award for the Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language.

Joe Bower
Joe Bower is a teacher in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. He wishes to challenge ‘traditional’ schooling while exploring more progressive forms of education. He intends on using this blog to uproot some of the most deeply rooted myths that continue to distract people from a love for learning.

Leading Learning
This blog is a great opportunity to share ideas about ways to transform schooling as we know it, to help all students realise their talents, passions and dreams.

All Things Learning
A blog about education, training and LEARNing. It’s for educators and teachers who are interested in making a real difference to the lives of their students, their colleagues and their organisations – basically, people who are interested in “doing business” differently in education.

An independent voice on education speaking out on matters that need to be spoken out about.

Opt Out of State Standardised Tests
This site was created to collect and share information on state by state rules and experiences related to opting out of standardized tests. This is an open community for any parent, student, or educator interested in finding or sharing opt out information, irrespective of personal decisions regarding political party, religion, or choice of public or non public education.

Diane Ravitch
Diane Ravitch is Research Professor of Education at New York University and a historian of education. She blogs at, a site which has had nearly 8.3 million page views in less than a year.