School funding

How the brilliant democracy sausage reveals the secrets of school funding

By Naomi Barnes

WATCH: There’s a snag in school funding. New Education Minister Jason Clare is like any other student on their first day of school – there is a lot to learn about the problems facing the education system in Australia. But, in this case, Mr Clare can discover the answers by revisiting one of the highlights

Everything you never knew you wanted to know about school funding

By Sally Larsen

Book review: Waiting For Gonski: How Australia Failed its Schools, by Tom Greenwell and Chris Bonnor With the

Who stands to benefit? We all need to know

By Emma Rowe

Some of the richest and most powerful individuals and corporations in Australia are involved in educational philanthropy –

The government knows how to help teachers. And it’s not more reform.

By Mihajla Gavin, Meghan Stacey, Rachel Wilson, Susan McGrath-Champ

A decade after LSLD was implemented, it became evident there were no improved educational outcomes across the State’s schools.

Stop all government funding for private schools. (Why and how we could do it)

By David Zyngier

Along with many fellow Australians I was momentarily heartened last year by the United Kingdom’s Labour party announcing that it would scrap elitist private schools in the UK (which are confusingly called “public schools”) if it won the UK election. Had it happened, those UK private schools would have been nationalised, their charitable status removed

Q:Which major party will fully fund public schools? A:None. Here’s what’s happening

By Deb Hayes

You would be forgiven for thinking that policy related to schooling is not a major issue in Australia.

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

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

Turnbull’s $1.2 billion “additional funding” for schools is not additional at all, here’s why

By Bronwyn Hinz

The Turnbull Government budget announced an additional spend of $1.2 billion on schooling between 2018 and 2020. It

Charter schools: an old, flawed idea and wrong for Australia

By David Zyngier

A new report proposes Australia adopt a US styled charter school, or UK type academies, approach as a solution to our falling scores on international tests. It even suggests Australia should consider for-profit schools. The report comes from the Centre for Independent Studies, a conservative pro-business pro-privatisation think tank. US charter schools and UK academies