Online Opinion, 5 September 2012

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CPD fellow gets beyond Gillard’s Gonski rhetoric and asks: what’s in it for schools?

In his short opinion piece, CPD fellow Chris Bonnor unmasks the political self-preservation behind Gillard’s populist take on the Gonski review: the report revealed startling inequities between privileged and disadvantaged students, but Gillard has been careful not to alienate the affluent by staying away from the “e” word (equity).

Will her political balancing act see all sides of government work together to push through much-needed reforms on how we fund schools?  An encouraging response from the other side of politics would suggest that bi-partisan support is there.

Access Chris Bonnor’s Online Opinion article here