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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 16th 2009
22091579i iww wk3 2 INNER WEST COURIER, Thursday, July 16, 2009 MB NEWS ¦ your Index 8 Police Beat 27 Opinion 31 Pet of the Week 31 Sudoku 33 Alive 36 Open Houses 40 HomeLiving 50 Sport 51 TV guide 43 46 61.3% ---------------------------- 37 Friday Fine. Top Temp: 17C InnerWest Courier Water guide Today Chance shower. Top Temp: 16C ? www.innerwestcourier.com.au Tables add to inequality LanaLam INNER West teachers fear the publication of league tables will name and shame schools that are already marginalised. The State Government is try- ing to introduce new laws that allow the publication of tables that rank schools based on aca- demic results. Teachers fear the media will YOUR LOCAL Every week we meet a local business owner. To learn more about local businesses, go to www.truelocal.com.au BRANDONLynch, owner, Town and Country Hotel, St Peters Q.Whatmakesyour pub special? A. It was actually sung about in a Slim Dusty song, Duncan. People come from all round the world to drink here. Q.Doyou feature live music? A. Anyone who wants to get up and play in front of a crowd is welcome at the Town and Country. Q. Are your customers mostly locals? A.Weget some visitors, but mostly the people who drink here are the people who live here, and that’s how it should be. Saturday Fine. Top Temp: 17C mine this data to create simplistic tables of the best and worst schools. ‘‘It’s kicking those that are already down,’’ Annandale North Public School teacher Kelly Marks said. ‘‘We can’t trust the media Sunday Fine. Top Temp: 18C from publishing things like the dumbest school in the state.’’ In 1997, a ban was placed on rankings after Mt Druitt High School students were labelled ‘‘the class we failed’’ by a Sydney newspaper. The State Government’s push Editor: John Bilic Manager:Chris Flourentzou Office: 181 First Ave,Five Dock,2046 Phone:9018 3500 Fax:9018 3565 Deliveries:9689 5498 Classifieds:13 19 79 Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Circulation: 52,978 (CAB October 08 March 09) Readership of the Inner- West Weekly,now the Inner West Courier – Inner West Edition: 66,000 (Roy Morgan Readership Survey, April 07 March 09) Your recycling of the Inner West Courier helps make Australia the world leader in newspaper recycling.More than 74.5% of Australias newspapers are re-used. The Inner West Courier circulates in Abbotsford, Ashbury, Ashfield, Birkenhead, Burwood, Cabarita, Canada Bay, Concord West, Concord, Croydon, Croydon Park, Dobroyd, Drummoyne, Enfield, Five Dock, Haberfield, Homebush, Liberty Grove, Mortlake, Newington, Rhodes, Rodd Point, Russell Lea, Strathfield, SummerHill, Olympic Park. Printed and published by Cumberland Newspaper Group, a division of Nationwide News Pty Ltd. ABN 98 008 438 828 (incl ACT). 142 Macquarie St, Parramatta.NSW2150 for the tables is tied to the Federal Government’s election pledge for more transparency of school results. Every NSW school will be given a profile based on income, demographics, socio-economic status, indigenous populations and test results. ‘‘Never before have we had access to such sophisticated data on how our schools are doing and this information should be made available to all parents,’’ Education Minister Verity Firth said. However, at the NSW Teachers Federation annual conference this week, teachers agreed to ban national literacy and numeracy tests next year if the tables were produced. Inner West Teachers Associ- ation president and Homebush Public School teacher Greg Blundell said: ‘‘I don’t know what can be gained from nam- ing and shaming schools.’’ ‘‘Ultimately, it leaves out the other stuff like the sport and the drama and the creative arts. ‘‘We only have to look at the Daily Telegraph in the ’90s call- ing Mt Druitt High the class we failed. That was just horrendous stuff and it should never happen again.’’ He said parents already have access to comprehensive re- ports about schools. ‘‘What happens to the (lower- ranked) schools? Do they close down?’’ he said. ‘‘A school can change from year to year and variations exist. Someone has to come last.’’ SALE SUNGLASS 30% LAST DAYS!! HURRY FOR A SHORT TIME ONLY! -50% Sunglasses Winter Whitening OFF ?Dolce & Gabbana ?Gucci ?Versace ?Dior ?Prada ?Polo ?Ray-Ban ?Carrera and many many more only $390 ?Beausoleil ?Burberry ?Diesel INTEREST FREE PAYMENTS AVAILABLE! CHIROPRACTOR NOW AVAILABLE Shop 3&4 Market St, Village Centre Point p: 9743 5744 email@example.com BREAKFAST POINT PRACTICE OPENING HOURS: MON - FRI 9am - 5.30pm, SAT 9AM -1PM / SUN CLOSED Suite 409/12 Century Circuit, Norwest Central p: 8850 3255 firstname.lastname@example.org www.dentalclinique.com.au NORWEST PRACTICE Package: ?Examination ?X-Rays ?Impressions ?Whitening trays ?Take home bleaching kit ?Take home hygiene pack *Offer valid to 31/7/09. Present this advert to redeem offer. Usually valued at $790 DO YOU WANT A SPARKLING SMILE THIS WINTER?
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