Australian tertiary education policy and funding debates are better served by domestic data.
When students feel accepted and respected by their teachers and peers, they will actively engage in academic and non-academic activities.
Australian students, on average, reported a poorer sense of belonging at school than the OECD average. But issues with sense of belonging aren't distributed evenly across the population.
First and second-generation immigrants perform well in many Canadian provinces that take an "accommodation" approach.
There is a growing trend in education towards using personality test data to predict a country's social and economic progress.
A revenue shortfall of about R50 billion has pushed the South African government to hike Value Added Tax (VAT) among other taxes.
Schools across Canada should 'grow down' and offer two years of full-day preschool, according to a new report. This would allow mothers to work, improve child outcomes and reduce income inequality.
Officially, Australia's average electricity prices are the 11th highest in the OECD. But a look at the numbers suggests this is a significant underestimate.
Australia has the third most expensive education system in the OECD, but we might not be getting what we pay for.
Canada's educational performance internationally has remained stagnant over the past decade. Students' science and math proficiency is especially worrying.
Despite good progress in recent years, there is still more to do, including improving access to early childhood education for three-year-olds.
The G20 has stopped showing economic leadership at a time when risks are high. Australia can play a role in addressing this.
The latest OECD report on early learning education and care gives Australia a mixed report card.
The Australian government is missing a vital opportunity to promote ethical business practice and mediate disputes before they blow up, by improperly resourcing the ANCP.
Around a fifth of 15-year-olds in Australia do not have basic financial literacy.
The AiGroup's Innes Willox told Q&A that Australia has one of the highest progressive tax rates in the developed world. Is that true?
As President Trump puts U.S. foreign aid on the chopping block, few Americans know much about it. Perhaps even fewer realize that the U.S. lags behind its peers on this front.
Analysis shows that rising inequality over the past 20 years makes it harder to increase taxes and makes citizens less willing to pay them.
Labor's Jenny Macklin said that under a Coalition proposal, Australia would have the highest pension age in the developed world. Is that right?
Tanya Plibersek, shadow minister for education, told reporters recently that Australia is slightly below average when it comes to international funding for our schools. Is that right?