There is little regulation about how private schools spend public funding.
Australia’s school funding model provides high levels of public funding to private schools, while also allowing them to charge fees.
Bangladesh’s ruling party ministers say private schools and universities are responsible for the recent surge in terrorism, which includes the attack on a bakery in Dhaka.
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If the government is serious about tackling terrorism, politicisation and increased surveillance in private schools and universities will not be enough.
Low-cost private schooling isn’t accessible to children in Nigeria’s rural areas.
It's unusual for children in Nigeria's rural areas to have any access to private schooling, even if it's of the low-cost variety. They must rely instead on poorly resourced government schools.
A grounding in grandeur: Winchester College in Hampshire.
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More children are going to independent school in the UK, according to a new census.
Q&A panellists discuss equity and education on Monday, April 18, 2016.
Writer and social commentator Jane Caro told Q&A that Australia has one of the most unequal education systems in the OECD. Is that right?
Do school voucher programs help improve educational outcomes?
Lower Columbia College (LCC)
A recent study on school vouchers shows that the program may be harming kids' academic achievement, at least in math. What's missing here? Are test scores the only way to judge a program?
Labor has announced it would fully fund Gonski if it wins government.
Labor has announced it will commit to fully funding Gonski, with a reform package costing $37.3 billion over the next decade.
But is this actually what the Gonski review recommended?
Parents often don’t realise their child has a right to be enrolled and to receive an equal standard of education in a private school.
Parents need to be pushier and demand private school places for their children.
Children with severe social, emotional or behavioural disorders are the least welcome in schools.
Children with disabilities are frequently discriminated against in Australian schools, with parents asked to send their child to another school or fork out extra money.
The government see private schools as the solution to quality.
The dumping of Gonski education funding model will inevitably increase social inequality – funding for public schools will reduce while support for private schools increase.
Only at Eton: the Eton Wall Game.
It's not just about passing exams – parents are paying for their children to be 'people smart'.
It mightn’t be fancy, but here’s why it’s my choice.
I am embarking on the enrolment process for my daughter at the moment and I have chosen the local state school. It runs at an average on the My School website, below average on like schools, and it has had a long reputation for being rough. So why have I chosen it?
Many people think that the admissions process should take into account the type of school students attended.
Ugandan children are meant to learn in local mother tongues for their first three years of primary school.
In Uganda, private schools are simply ignoring a policy that calls for pupils to learn in a mother tongue rather than in English for the first three years of their education.
Introducing a new type of school will only make things worse for Australia’s already inequitable system.
Feeding yet more choice and competition into a system that has such distorted forms of both can only compound our problems.
Already at the head of life’s line-up.
Private school graduates earn more and are more likely to get top professional jobs. It has a lot to do with their grades.
Is the data correct that there are fewer bullies in elite schools, or is something else at play?
Recent survey data revealed that twice as many parents of public school students reported their children had been bullied compared to private school parents.
“How much cash” is the wrong debate to be having about school funding.
Political debates around school funding focus on public versus private, which party is the Gonski champion, and who gets the most money. All of these debates miss the point.
In Kenya, the authorities struggle to keep track of low-fee non-government schools.
Low-fee non-government schools are a permanent part of achieving education for all. They should be treated as such.
The school does make a difference.
New research has concluded Catholic and Independent schools do add value to students' tertiary scores.