In fact the whole obsession with university linkups appears to be a massive vote of no confidence in itself by the ACT education system. Why force them out the door sooner? Have you nothing more to teach?
Rather than devoting large amounts of energy and money trying to entice the non-disadvantaged some might wonder what could be done for those that remain if the focus was to be more precisely aligned to their needs?
Is it time to throw in the towel on egalitarian public education and admit it’s the preserve of the less well off?