‘Rush to schools in wealthy suburbs skews the system’ ‘Strugglers sit next to strugglers in some schools and the fortunate next to the fortunate…’ Jane Caro and Chris Bonnor, authors of the chapter ‘Getting past Gonski: every child deserves a… more
CPD fellow does the arithmetic on why schools are falling behind Australia flags in OECD International Student Assessment rankings Teachers in Shanghai and Korea spend significantly less class time with their students than their counterparts in Australia and yet the… more
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… more
Adam Rorris reported in the SMH to urge the Government to go further in helping schools to go solar.
Adam Rorris ponders the welcome problem of quickly spending $14.7 billion in schools
Labor’s pledge to keeping pumping valuable education dollars into the Coalition’s wasteful SES funding scheme is bad policy, writes Lyndsay Connors.
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 policy won't bring about the changes needed in our schools.
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 the schools they attend.
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 Connors.