Inside Story

Chris Bonnor & Bernie Shepherd

Chris Bonnor is an education writer, speaker, advocate and former NSW principal. He has served as President of the NSW Secondary Principals’ Council and is author of The Stupid Country and What Makes a Good School, both written with Jane Caro.

Bernie Shepherd taught science and worked in curriculum development before becoming the founding principal of the first NSW state senior high school. He continues to be active in education as a researcher, writer, consultant and mentor.