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The perception of an oversupply of teachers in NSW depends on where, and over what time scale, you look.
by James Deehan - 27/10/2014
To summarise, various 'stakeholders' wanted the ANU to divest from all fossil fuels. Professor Young wanted a more nuanced approach, so he hired a consultant, and came up with something that looks like what Stanford University does (so it must be kosher).
by Don Aitkin - 21/10/2014 - 6 comments
Since its inception, ACARA's curriculum provisions for the teaching of all three of the 'literacy basics' have been ludicrous to the point of profound embarrassment.
by Chris Nugent - 17/10/2014 - 6 comments
Hundreds of thousands of children struggle with reading at even the most basic level, because they haven't been taught properly, even after spending years at school.
While accepting the review's broad recommendations opposition education spokesperson Ms Kate Ellis said the review provided a distraction from the coalition's funding cuts to schools from 2018.
by John Benn - 14/10/2014 - 6 comments
Australia does not have a school system of gated communities and education ghettos, nor is there any evidence that we are moving towards such a system.
by David Robertson - 30/09/2014 - 7 comments
The federal government's competition review is disastrously wrong about education.
by Dean Ashenden - 25/09/2014 - 2 comments
There should be one national focal point to coordinate the national government response to this industry: hence the need for a minister for international education.
by Keith Suter - 23/09/2014 - 12 comments
Given there is evidence that devoting more funding to disadvantaged students can lead to improved school results, the challenge is delivering funding in a manner that maximises this benefit.
by Dan Carr - 18/09/2014 - 1 comment
School choice advocates like Ludger Woessmann, Eric Hanushek, Patrick Wolfe and Caroline Hoxby argue that a more market-driven approach involving competition between schools leads to stronger outcomes.
by Kevin Donnelly - 11/09/2014 - 6 comments
The cross-curriculum priorities are a politically correct brake on teaching and learning.
by Chris Ashton - 9/09/2014 - 4 comments
There is no doubt that the 2008 NAPLAN results provided a wake-up call for Queensland, and since that time there has been a focused effort on improvement. Seven years on, the Queensland performance on NAPLAN is recognised as considerably improved.
by David Robertson - 28/08/2014 - 5 comments

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