Many teachers – particularly in the public system – still assume that education is something that happens to children, rather than with them, argues Joanna Mendelssohn. But current federal government… more
The only media owners capable of putting the public interest above their own are those who can afford to', argues Leonard McDonnell, so supporters of quality journalism should give up… more
Dr Mark Diesendorf knows what belongs in the climate change policy toolkit. Now we just need policy makers to stop arguing about which tool is better and get on with the job.
Ian McAuley argues that WorkChoices is likely to have a negative impact on productivity: "If labour is cheaper to employ there will be less incentive for firms to ensure workers… more
Sheldon Rothman unpacks the stats on equity in Australia's education system, and finds that to help disadvantaged young people catch up to other groups we need much greater investment in… more
Ian McAuley reviews 'Gittinomics' by Ross Gittins, a book that demystifies economic theory and Australian policy, yet still manages to keep its place on the bedside table.
Economic efficiency makes an appearance on most evening news bulletins, is dotted through our newspapers, and rolls easily off the tongues of our politicians. But not many of us know… more
Howard’s claim to have increased public school funding by 70% over the last ten years might not be a lie – or even a damn lie – but it’s definitely a dodgy statistic, writes Lyndsay… more
In this edition: What kind of school system do we want for this country? Are we happy for children’s life chances to depend on the circumstances in which they’re born? Or do we want a… more