Simon Birmingham

The dark side of NAPLAN: it’s not just a benign ‘snapshot’

By Don Carter

The release of the latest NAPLAN results this week identified a problem with student performance in writing. This

‘Zero tolerance’ is the wrong approach to classroom behaviour management

By Karen Peel

The Education Minister, Simon Birmingham, has demanded a zero tolerance approach to students’ bad behaviour in Australian classrooms.

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