The skills children learn at school have dramatic implications for their own future and the nation's productivity, living standards and income inequality.
Instead of getting "back to basics" to improve math skills, we should make math literacy a priority by developing, attracting and supporting skilled teachers, and improving math literacy at home.
Despite the need for both male and female teachers, male primary school teachers could be extinct by 2067.
The Productivity Commission has said that education spending has substantially increased over the last decade but student achievement has shown little or no improvement. Is that true?
Inner-city parents in urban redevelopment zones are the most likely to have problems getting their children into a government school.
We should be cautious of implementing policies off the back of the OECD's annual education report, which makes vast comparisons between countries and leaves out crucial data.
Australia's facing a slow decline in most educational standards and few are aware just how bad the situation is getting.