Is Julia Gillard a heretic?

Yet more proof that Australian Labor are more right-wing than Don Brash’s ACT party.

That nasty Julia Gillard wants to pay some teachers more than others

Before the last election Labor promised to pay bonuses of $75,000 to primary schools that improved performance in literacy and numeracy tests.

This week the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, confirmed next week’s budget would commit $425 million to honour another election promise – to provide bonuses of up to $8100 to the top 10 per cent of teachers. The results of the tests are one element expected to be used to determine which teachers receive bonuses.

Sources inside National tell the tipline this is why Anne Tolley has introduced National Standards. However John Key probably considers these sort of policies “extreme”.