Australia spends virtually the same on schools as the Estonian government, once wage differences are taken into account.
Democratic plans to boost school funding are rooted in research that shows more funding really does boost achievement for low-income students.
Children in classrooms – particularly in disadvantaged areas – are already feeling the very real effects of funding cuts.
Governments usually measure outcomes by standardised tests, such as NAPLAN. If schools are scrambling to improve their outcomes to gain funding, this can have a detrimental effect on teaching quality.
Public school funding aims for every student to have the same opportunities. But a new study shows parents contributions still perpetuate inequality in government schools.
If you're confused about all the millions and billions thrown around for education by the two major parties, here's the low-down on what the policies actually mean.
New analysis shows public schools have similar, or even better, results than private schools with similar rankings of socioeconomic status.
Whoever the federal education minister after the May 18 election, he or she needs to put school funding, evidence for what works and initial teacher training front and centre.
Schools in poorer areas can make a significant impact on their students' lives. This can matter more, relative speaking, than higher test scores in wealthier suburbs.
A number of states are considering laws to put charter school growth on pause, saying they drain resources from public schools. A school finance expert explains the logic behind the efforts.
Schools throughout America's low-income communities have been deteriorating for years. Now's the time to do something about it, an education scholar argues.
Children in England are among the most tested and unhappiest in the western world.
Victorian schools could potentially be without federal funding after 31 December if the state government refuses to sign up to the Gonski 2.0 funding reforms.
Were the Victorian Greens correct about pubic school funding? We asked the experts to check the numbers.
Why are headteachers from across the country protesting at Westminster?
Increased funding to Catholic schools won't necessarily make them more accessible for low-income families.
Michelle Grattan speaks with University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Deep Saini about the week in politics.
New analysis shows wealthy parents at advantaged Catholic primary schools could actually afford the increase to school fees under the needs-based model.
After fierce attack from Catholic schools over the new funding arrangements, the Morrison government has announced a new $4.6 billion package for non-government schools.
Estimating parents' capacity to contribute to their children's schooling is both vital and politically sensitive. Schools with well-off parents get much less funding from government.