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Posted on 07 September 2016

Turnbull’s funding plan will favour private schools

Turnbull’s funding plan will favour private schools

If you thought Malcolm Turnbull had any commitment to needs-based funding for schools, think again. A new analysis by education funding expert, Dr Jim McMorrow, has found the plan will simply entrench disadvantage by directing 62% of extra federal funding to private schools after 2017.

Posted on 26 August 2016

IPS: another Chandler initiative with no evidence base

IPS: another Chandler initiative with no evidence base

The signature education reform of Peter Chandler and the CLP Government is a dud. At a recent election forum hosted by parent representative body COGSO, Education Minister Peter Chandler declared that all the reforms his government had made to education were underpinned by “science” and “evidence”. When pressed, he states that his central reform was the introduction of increased autonomy for schools, in particular the Independent Public Schools initiative. Thirteen schools have become an IPS to date.

Posted on 19 August 2016

Commercialisation in Public Schooling Research Project

Commercialisation in Public Schooling Research Project

​How much of an impact does commercialisation have in your school? We invite you to participate in a survey that will gather views, and concerns, regarding commercialisation in public education. By commercialisation we mean the provision of products and services by commercial organisations in curriculum, pedagogy, assessment and administration in public schools.

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