There is a huge body of international research that shows every dollar invested in quality child care pays a dividend of $7 to $20 that doesn't have to be spent later in welfare, jails and hospitals.
Because of runaway grade inflation, the average grade in college is now an 'A'. About 43 percent of all college grades are 'A's.
We talk of Big Things, but so many little things cause a great difference.
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Raising the Stakes. Gambling with the future of universities by Peter Coaldrake and Lawrence Stedman
Comparing Core Skills Tests with OP and gender suggests that Queensland boys are being shafted.
Creating the world of tomorrow with the power of future thinking.
Labor knew all along that it could never hope to fund the $9 billion worth of reforms recommended by the Gonski report and has instead resorted to its usual pre-budget money-shuffling.
Queensland should learn from its mistakes and embrace an external exam system for its secondary students.
Imagine a race where the runners with the highest level of material, technical, physical, social and emotional advantages were given a huge head start, while those who were struggling with basic survival were placed way behind the starting gate.
But taxing the higher education sector to improve the schools suggests that universities are overfunded. Really? What is the evidence?
What should be clear is the government gets far better for its money from independent schools than government ones.
Prime Minister Gillard's 'education revolution' is limping toward an unhappy end.