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    I have never heard so much rubbish in my life. Yes make it so Scotty, but 'for goodness sake' saying (in a deep and meaningful voice sounding like Captain Kirk) we are going to raise the bar on academic excellence for teacher training whilst bleeding the system dry, making teaching diabolically difficult, making students dance to the music, whilst using a variety of bad measurements for educational outcomes and turning schools and universities into job training institutions is stupid, short sighted and down right foolish. All I see, as a very highly educated high school teacher, are decisions being made by government ministers who merely want to put notches on their recording stick. Then moving on. It doesn't raise the standing of teachers, it merely gives the critics more brickbats to throw, and it also means that administrations will be saying 'well if our teachers as so well qualified, at the top of the academic tree at the top 30% of all academic measures, then our school students will also be the same', really? Actually the administrations I know will not say that, they'll say, 'oh dear me another tall tale, keep on keeping on folks and keep your heads down'. Then another academic will come up with a brilliant set of figures as they fulfil their points collection requirements in order to keep their job. A course will appear: imagine, 'do you want to be in the top 30% teachers, join us today and your dreams will come true, only $10 thousand.' Does anyone want to become a teacher today? I ask my students and they say 'no thanks too expensive I'm going into politics or industry'.There is something dreadfully wrong in the state of Denmark and there is a terrible ghost on the battlements saying; 'The reforms, proposed to start in 2018, will require a minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 65 in 2018, and 70 in 2019. Oh horrible horrible horrible. Remember meeeeee!' And in 2020 machines will teach you everything you know. Its the year 2525.

    — Michael on Victoria Raises Bar For Teacher Training Standards