This refers to the culture and climate of a school involving factors like classroom discipline, having high expectations, consequences for success and failure and the belief, with hard work and application, that students can succeed.
Although today's lecture theatres are more comfortable than those of the past, what goes on inside them has not changed for centuries. It takes the same amount of time to deliver a one-hour lecture as it did in the 19th century.
The application of the parliamentary inquiry's recommendations, taken in conjunction with improved work and learning up to Year 10 exit, will make major improvements in maths and the numerical sciences.
The Prime Minister will need to distance himself from those in his own backyard who downplay the evidence regarding the importance of quality early learning and care for gender equality and improving outcomes for children.