private schools in Australia

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

How to fix education: cut tests, defund private schools

In the final part in our series of what the next government should do to save Australian education,

If you want gender justice, should you ban private boys’ schools?

By George Variyan

The “offensive and misogynistic behaviour” of elite private school boys that routinely erupts into the public consciousness is not an aberration. It is a byproduct of the heterosexist ‘machinery’ that organises relational life within these schools (Variyan & Wilkinson, under review).  There is strong evidence that young female teachers are being responsibilised for boys sexually

Sex scandals and elite schooling: lessons we can learn from Trinity Grammar

By Sue Saltmarsh

Over the past few days, media reports have exposed another sex scandal involving students at one of Sydney’s

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