The ACTU has proposed Australia adopt a "living wage". This might improve the incomes of some people, but it wouldn't solve "working poverty".
The craze for measurement has become a hallmark of local and national public policy. Exploring the limits of quantification allows us to understand the advantages of developing alternative indicators.
Assessment should be a part of teaching and learning at universities. It's important because it will subvert exclusion and allow all students to take responsibility for their work.
South Africa's matric results and data from national benchmarking tests suggest that many school leavers aren't ready for university. It's also worth asking: are universities ready for them?