14 Jul 2012, Comments (4)

To whoever keeps finding this blog with the search string “Shane Maloney’s Melbourne Grammar speech”

Author: Helen

That is certainly a wonderful speech – I think that’s the kind of thing people mean when they say “speaking truth to power” – and I certainly hope you found it. It’s not the “Melbourne Grammar speech”, but the “Scotch College speech”. Since it seems to be so much in demand, here’s a new link, republished by Maloney with an accompanying gloss. I’ve added it to the Resources page too. I’m glad it’s popular, since it’s more pertinent than ever.

There’s another link to this article and many others here, too.

Or for a more snerk-inducing take, here’s First Dog on the Moon.

If you’re interested in the fight for public education, please read the Gonski report and “like” this page.

Comments (4) »

  • Kath Lockett says:

    I remember being sent that link a few dozen times after my article on public schools being ignored by Flemington parents was in the Sunday Age a couple of years back. Terrific to read!

  • Kath Lockett says:

    Oops – Maloney’s speech, not my article….!

  • Helen says:

    Kath, did you see your article is at the pgr.org.au link? They’ve spelled your name wrong, but.

  • Ann ODyne says:

    even if only one student actually absorbed the point of that address, it will have been a good thing.
    Skool will think carefuly re next person they invite, ya boo sux.

    Everything you need to know about Scotch is described in the late Peter Blazey’s lovely auto-epitaph Screw Loose. In particular the student’s aptitude for song-writing and performing, in order to terrorise fellow but non-Presbyterian students by relentlessly chorus-ing ‘Kunty Kaufman is a Jew’

    Obviously educated elsewhere, Shane Maloney is quite wonderful and I love his novels as well

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