There's no evidence that private schools produce better results than state schools for equivalent pupils.
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Over the past few decades secondary schools have become larger and fewer in number. For parents, this had made choices at once more limited, but also more complicated.
Integrating private schools into the state system will offer little benefit to socially disadvantaged pupils. Addressing the inequalities between state schools should be the focus.
Children’s needs are not always catered for in the public school system .
Public schools are spaces in which equality can either be supported or weakened.
More needs to be done to support pupils from poorer backgrounds.
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Theresa May might believe 'poorer children do better' at grammar schools, but she still has a lot to learn about how social inequality impacts education.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The school does make a difference.
New research has concluded Catholic and Independent schools do add value to students' tertiary scores.
Nope, not nearly urban enough.
The quality of a public school is in location, location, location.
Studies showing there are no academic benefits of private schooling don’t tell us why.
A number of studies in recent years have shown there is no academic advantage to private schools, so parents weighing up which school to send their child to need to look at the evidence.