Australia's curriculum is being reviewed for the first time since 2014. The proposed changes include positive additions to acknowledge our many cultures. But there are some reductive changes, too.
Our report examines Australia's educational performance against equity and excellence benchmarks. It finds the inequality gap is large and growing.
A study found no statistically significant difference between the literacy and numeracy scores of school children who had attended preschool or childcare and children who didn't.
Many reports over the 12 years of NAPLAN's existence have highlighted a plethora of issues with the test that need to be urgently addressed. And the most recent review is not exception.
Student teachers need to pass a test to put them in the top 30% of Australia's literacy and numeracy abilities. This test costs more money than some students have and can be discriminatory.