Good education means better preparation for environmental, political and economic change. It significantly impacts health, integrity, morality, quality of life and life expectancy. Done properly, the benefits of good education are felt across the social order.
Yet government alone cannot act as driver. While ensuring continuity of core business priorities, the private sector needs to help equip school leavers with the numeracy and literacy essential to a cohesive, well-adjusted society. We want students to become productive, creative, diligent and reliable, to question established norms, to be curious and open about the world. In the longer term, business and the broader community depend on it.
Such change can and must be implemented now. Through partners such as Sparx, Oxygen House is investing in new behaviour management, training and teaching systems. By acting immediately, we can accelerate the radical educational methods critical to long-term sustained growth.