Oz 'gifted education' program pitching WiFi, vax scare stories
Victoria's Dept of Education vetting questioned
An educational support group attacked for anti-vaccination views is also a fierce opponent of WiFi in schools.
The group WiseOnes delivers programs for gifted students in 30 Victorian high schools, but it seems that state's Department of Education vetting didn't pick up its unscientific views about vaccination or WiFi.
Its anti-vax stance is that gifted children's extra brain connections give them “sensitivities that allow them to learn so fast and the downside is allergic reactions”.
Its anti-WiFi post points to “a lot of scientific info in one place”, at www.australianbiophysics.org, a site registered to WiseOnes' Pat Slattery.
As The Age notes, “The case raises serious questions about the lack of vetting in schools concerning third parties who are contracted to deliver educational programs”. ®