CPD Fellow Chris Bonnor on disadvantage in our school system


On Tuesday 29 March, CPD fellow Chris Bonnor and his research partner and co-author Bernie Shepherd released School Daze: What My School really says about our schools.

Using data available through the My School website, School Daze is a booklet that analyses the state of the Australian education system, and seeks to challenge commonly-held beliefs about schools and school performance in ways which might contribute to a better debate.



The authors examine various socio-educational challenges currently being faced by our primary and secondary schools, and warn that we are at risk of creating a two-tiered school system.

Chris and Bernie have extensive expertise in educational policy. Amongst their various other qualifications, they are retired school principals with a combined 80 years experience in education.

School Daze was featured on the ABC’s Lateline on 22 March. You can watch the segment on My School findings here, and a follow up interview with NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli here. 


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