Ishra, 17, VIC

“I wish the government knew that the filter tunnel vision that comes with standardised testing is compressing our creativity and innovation.

Optimism and experimentation is so pivotal for young leaders, and such important qualities to not only myself, but many young people around the world.

By implementing education in multiple choice bubbles, short answer questions and essays, we don’t see the ticking minds of practicality and social awareness.

These must be treasured; harnessed in order to raise the standard of our young people past a traditional form of systematic compression of education in a changing society.”