Fragmentation, inconsistency and a lack of accountability between alternative education providers means not all young people get access to a good education.
Public schools are spaces in which equality can either be supported or weakened.
Focusing on the opportunity to learn gap removes the emphasis from locating “the problem” in the person, and turns our attention to the differences in access to educational resources.
Redesigning staffing policies will attract and retain high-quality teachers in the schools that need them most.
17% of the Australian population is now of various Asian backgrounds. School curriculum around Asia-Australia relations needs updating to reflect demograpic changes.
Our current way of assessing students doesn’t let them see the progress they are making over extended periods of time.
Our enemy is complacency – blaming the post-codes, fixing the students not the system, and arguing for more resources to continue what is not working.
Attending early education and getting learning support from parents can really help get children ready to start school.
Despite significant reform agendas over the past decade, no real progress in outcomes has been achieved.