Paul Stephens from the Australian Education Union has put adamant amounts of research into parental influence on children and from this, states 'It is impossible for a school student to pass the HSC with parental influence and it should be banned.'
Despite Julia Gillards opposed views on that comment, Tony Abott states 'being a family man is a very hard thing, unlike Julia I am a family man, and my utter most ambition is to get the offspring of my hands and with abolishment of any parental influence in terms of education on the offspring, it will mean that instead of finally being rid of them after they finish High School, I'll be technically rid of them as soon as school starts, in kindergarten.'
He also stated via his twitter account after the interview that 'I wish I had had enough money to send them to boarding school, maybe if I become prime minister I'll attempt to introduce a compulsory boarding school for all kids,'
Paul Stephens has two stories which he uses to back up his opinion; one is of a hardworking young man called Spencer Anderson whose parents migrated to Australia from America considering the obscure hardship there. His parents have always pushed him to put as much effort into education as possible and it has so forth gotten him nowhere. Considering his economic hardship at home, he is probably going to be doomed to the hard life as an electrical engineer, lawyer or maybe even a Neurosurgeon.
The other story is of Granville George Leveson-Gower who is a rich Englishman whose parents are never home considering they are working perpetually as CEO's of two major businesses. Considering his parents consistent absence at home, he is often left there to do work and study by himself with his butler.
A smart remark concluding the immense amount of knowledge developed by this young man is 'why try hard at school when there will always be an inheritance here for me.' This clearly depicts the hardworking attitude and aspiration to a fulfilling life of the young man.
Spencer Anderson however is going to be condemned to a hardworking life gathering his own wealth and not mooching of his parents. He may even have to retire beyond the age of 35 and maybe even make it to his retirement age.