Gonski

Words matter: how the latest school funding report (Gonski 2.0) gets it so wrong

By Melitta Hogarth

Much has been said about David Gonski’s second review of school funding in Australia. It is a document

Gonski’s new plan to reinvent Australian schools for the future has this one big flaw

By John Fischetti

My favourite episode of the American television comedy Seinfeld is the one titled “The Opposite”. Jerry Seinfeld’s mate, George, was always down on his luck until one day he decided to do the opposite of everything that came into his head. His natural instincts had gotten him nowhere. He had no job and was still

Why Simon Birmingham is wrong about school funding

By Bronwyn Hinz

Education ministers from all of Australia’s governments, state, territory and Commonwealth, met on Friday to begin negotiations over

The ‘right’ to government subsidised choice of schools is another wasteful snout-in-the-trough entitlement

By David Zyngier

Parents who choose a private school for their child have a ‘right’ to expect governments to help with the costs because they are taxpayers; so the argument goes in Australia. Certainly chief executive of Independent Schools Victoria, Michelle Green, makes such an argument. But where does this so-called ‘right’ come from? Neither Michelle Green nor