Jennifer Buckingham

Over 180 literacy educators voice their concerns over Dan Tehan’s expert task force on reading

By Literacy Educators

This open letter voices the concerns of over 180 literacy educators on the composition (and implied terms of reference) of the “expert task force” created to advise the Australian Government on the teaching of phonics and reading. In his press release of 15th October 2019, the Federal Minister for Education, the Honourable Dan Tehan, announced

‘School funding on a budget’ paper (a justification for dumping Gonski) is nonsense, here’s why

By Bob Lingard

The Centre for Independent Studies is an Australian free market think tank that produced a policy discussion paper School funding on a budget in the lead up to the first Coalition federal budget in April, 2014. The paper was part of the think tank’s campaign to get the Australian Government to reduce spending. The paper