There's no evidence that private schools produce better results than state schools for equivalent pupils.
Catholic secondary schools experienced significant growth prior to 2015, but since then, enrolments have stagnated.
Australia is in the midst of a population boom. But Catholic school enrolments have been decreasing since 2013.
Only 9% of people in the UK are privately educated, and yet they occupy an especially high share in positions of public influence.
The storm over school funding continues, and at its centre, how best to decide who pays.
Estimating parents' capacity to contribute to their children's schooling is both vital and politically sensitive. Schools with well-off parents get much less funding from government.
In the debate about Catholic school funding, it needs to be recognised that not all Catholic schools are the same.
Catholic schools say they're losing money under Gonski 2.0, but this is only true for schools serving students in affluent areas – those in poorer areas will either be unaffected, or get more.
Both men and women are capable of being excellent teachers, and we want both in our schools.
Despite the need for both male and female teachers, male primary school teachers could be extinct by 2067.
While it may not be perfect, Gonski 2.0 greatly improves equity in the way we fund Australian schools.
The passage of the new schools funding program is a big win for Australian children.
Catholic schools and over-funded schools will lose out the most.
For the first time, Education Minister Simon Birmingham has proposed a credible plan to deliver needs-based funding.
The Assisted Places Scheme was a controversial policy that got 75,000 poorer pupils a top-tier education. Or so it was claimed.
Mixed response to May’s faith school plan.
Allowing new faith schools to religiously select 100% of their pupils is not only problematic in terms of social integration, it is simply unfair.
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.
Is art being sidelined?
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Art has been sidelined and is in danger of only becoming a subject for the privileged.
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.
“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.
Education Minister Christopher Pyne has distanced himself from the controversial proposals to withdraw federal funding from public schools, and means-test public school parents.
The leak of four reform proposals for Australian schooling has triggered panic and confusion across the country. But while at first glance the proposals may seem worrying, they need to be put in context.
All children must by law attend school, therefore the government has an obligation to provide quality public education, regardless of family status.
Fairfax press has reported the federal government’s green paper on reforming the federation has suggested four possible scenarios for school funding: Give states and territories complete funding responsibility…
Nope, not nearly urban enough.
The quality of a public school is in location, location, location.
A French boarding school aimed at disadvantaged pupils.
Send a child to a boarding school and they’ll thrive. That’s what many richer families believe when they send their children away to board, and it’s the belief behind a series of programmes set up around…
Both parties are making key election promises about education, but they’re not promising the right things.
The Victorian Labor opposition’s recent promise to change the state’s licence plates to “Victoria: the education state” is emblematic of the way both Labor and the Napthine Coalition government have made…
You’ll be seeing less of us.
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Ofsted’s chief inspector Michael Wilshaw is right to claim that his proposals for the future of school inspection set out: “some of the most far-reaching reforms to education inspection in the last quarter…