Spending on education in Australia increased nearly 80% between 2000 and 2015.
In 2015, the federal government contributed A$47.2 billion (42%) to education. State, territory and local governments spent A$39.1 billion (35%) and A$25.5 billion (23%) came from private sources.
Students at the Parana Federal University in Curitiba, Brazil, protest planned cuts to federal spending on higher education planned by President Jair Bolsonaro’s right-wing government, May 30, 2019. The banner reads ‘In defense of education.’
Brazil's new president was elected on promises to radically restructure Brazil. But proposed education spending cuts and curricular changes have students and teachers marching in the streets.
Nigeria has the world's highest number of out-of-school children and over 60 million of its citizens are illiterate. Here's what the country can do to improve its education sector.
Funding boosts to private schools will not necessarily result in lower fees.
Increased funding to Catholic schools won't necessarily make them more accessible for low-income families.
New analysis shows parents at advantaged Catholic schools can afford to pay their way.
New analysis shows wealthy parents at advantaged Catholic primary schools could actually afford the increase to school fees under the needs-based model.
A court has ruled that New Mexico isn’t ensuring that its students get an adequate education.
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A state court has ruled that New Mexico is not doing enough to ensure its students receive an adequate education. Other states should be held accountable in the same way, an education scholar argues.
Colorado teachers rally outside the state Capitol April 16 to demand more funding for schools.
Traditional public schools suffer as states create favorable funding schemes for charter schools and school vouchers.
Funding debates will likely spill into the new year.
The year 2017 is finally coming to an end, so here's a wrap of our coverage for the year, with bonus quiz!
“Hanging Man” by David Cerny - Uncertainty about intellectualism in the 20th century.
In some places, the dismal labour conditions of young academics have spurred them to unionise. Not so in the Czech Republic, where students and intellectuals lead lives of “state-ordered poverty”.
Cuts to the 2018 federal education budget jeopardize access for students from low-income families.
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Many of the programs being cut in the Trump-DeVos education budget serve low-income families -- families that aren't likely to benefit from the budget's reallocation of funds toward school choice.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and President Donald Trump participate in a round-table discussion during a visit to Saint Andrew Catholic School in Miami.
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The Trump administration's new education budget cuts money from traditional schools and funnels it toward school choice. Is it a nail in the coffin for public education?
Some 478 courses, including one in hairdressing creative leadership, will not be subsidised from 2017.
The government is right to cut back on funding certain VET courses that have low-enrolment rates and are unlikely to lead to work.
Should special deals with states and non-government sectors be removed?
A new school funding model being proposed aims to free up funds to help education ministers resolve their differences in state funding, and deliver needs-based funding in full.
Reports often conceal the inflated capital funding that schools receive for things like play areas, swimming pools and gymnasiums.
The claim that school spending has increased is misleading and simplistic.
Has education spending gone up while student achievement has stalled?
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The Productivity Commission has said that education spending has substantially increased over the last decade but student achievement has shown little or no improvement. Is that true?
Is it fair to say that NAPLAN results have plateaued?
Claims made by politicians and the media about what does and does not improve education outcomes are repeated on a regular basis. But is there much truth in them?
Education policy should focus on making sure that every student makes great progress, rather than accountability for test scores or teacher performance pay.
Focusing on progress – not just achievement – and investing in improving teaching practice will help to lift slipping standards in Australian schools.
The federal government has announced it will give an extra $1.2 billion to schools.
So far the budget has given us more education gift cards to use in the stores of the federal government’s choosing - two more tests for children; one when they come into school and one when they leave.
One in three Australian children do not attend early education for the hours needed to make a difference.
The children most likely to benefit from quality early education are the most likely to miss out. Here are five key changes the government needs to make to address this.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten visiting Mercy Catholic College in the northern Perth suburb of Koondoola on Monday.
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Bill Shorten on Wednesday will launch a campaign to exploit Malcolm Turnbull's suggestion that it would be logical for state governments to take over full funding responsibility for public schools.