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Given there is evidence that devoting more funding to disadvantaged students can lead to improved school results, the challenge is delivering funding in a manner that maximises this benefit.
by Dan Carr - 18/09/2014 - 1 comment
School choice advocates like Ludger Woessmann, Eric Hanushek, Patrick Wolfe and Caroline Hoxby argue that a more market-driven approach involving competition between schools leads to stronger outcomes.
by Kevin Donnelly - 11/09/2014 - 6 comments
The cross-curriculum priorities are a politically correct brake on teaching and learning.
by Chris Ashton - 9/09/2014 - 4 comments
There is no doubt that the 2008 NAPLAN results provided a wake-up call for Queensland, and since that time there has been a focused effort on improvement. Seven years on, the Queensland performance on NAPLAN is recognised as considerably improved.
by David Robertson - 28/08/2014 - 5 comments
The government's plans to apply real compounding interest rates to student debt through the HECS/HELP scheme will result in women paying a greater price for their higher education.
by Amanda Rishworth - 27/08/2014 - 18 comments
If we look back over the past decade in Queensland, virtually every major aspect of our school education system has been reviewed and the subject of reform.
by David Robertson - 17/07/2014 - 1 comment
It needs to recognise that students from non-English speaking backgrounds have different needs and cannot be treated the same as other students.
by Pino Migliorino - 3/07/2014 - 13 comments
Christopher Pyne and Tony Abbott have confirmed what many have long suspected: they run a government which feels no responsibility for government schools.
by Angelo Gavrielatos - 17/06/2014 - 7 comments
An engineering degree, the degree my father did for free, will cost as much as $119,000.
by Allison Orr - 6/06/2014 - 52 comments
Of all the attributes employers are looking for, academic achievement is fourth most important; interpersonal and communications skills the first.
by Fred McDougall - 5/06/2014 - 3 comments
If some form of tertiary training is the new norm what is the purpose of compulsory schooling?
by Philip Roberts - 3/06/2014 - 9 comments
Australian-based researchers are in danger of losing their way, and the current preoccupations of research-funding agencies and of universities are making the problem worse.
by Jenny Stewart - 27/05/2014 - 2 comments

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