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.
Middle-class families in NSW were early adopters and supporters of public high schools.
Over the last 150 years, NSW has responded to the demand for public secondary schooling differently from the rest of Australia.
Kevin Porter, Jr., of USC, is introduced prior to the first round of the 2019 NBA Draft at Barclays Center.
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For many professional athletes, leaving their troubled neighborhoods for better resourced prep schools paved the way for success.
It’s not fact that private schools get better results than public schools.
New analysis shows public schools have similar, or even better, results than private schools with similar rankings of socioeconomic status.
Only 9% of people in the UK are privately educated, and yet they occupy an especially high share in positions of public influence.
Toronto police respond to an incident at St. Michael’s College School, in Toronto on November 19, 2018.
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A single solution can't magically erase gender-based violence in schools, but if we start listening to students, we may hear new stories of masculinity and femininity echoing through school hallways.
Why are so many teachers quitting or off with stress?
Private school teachers are generally happier than state school teachers, but not for the reasons you might think.
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Research shows that it's all about choice, not exclusivity, when it comes to finding a perfect match.
Trinity’s students, parents and alumni are seething after the sacking of longstanding deputy headmaster.
The anger at the sacking of the deputy headmaster at Melbourne's Trinity Grammar is less about the haircut and more about what it represents.
Cheap private schools in low and middle income countries have increased dramatically.
Research explores why parents in Nairobi actively choose to send their children to private schools, despite the financial constraints.
Some of Victoria's wealthiest private schools have reported spikes in numbers of students with disability. We should only trust those numbers if they're moderated by qualified staff.
The Supreme Court’s decision in the Trinity Lutheran case is blurring the lines between church and state.
The Trinity Lutheran case signals the Supreme Court's willingness to interpret separation of church and state as religious discrimination. What will this mean for the future of vouchers and school choice?
In Australia, around 41% of students go to private secondary schools.
If we look at enrolment figures for public secondary schools, it's untrue to say the steady drift towards private schools has been reversed.
Should taxpayer dollars fund private education?
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As school choice advocates attempt to garner more widespread support for vouchers, a new kind of voucher system is growing: one that uses tax credits to subsidize private education.
In a world where educational opportunity is unjustly distributed, why should private schools be exempt from paying income tax?
In a world where educational opportunity is unjustly distributed, there are questions as to whether private schools should be exempt from paying income tax.
The Assisted Places Scheme was a controversial policy that got 75,000 poorer pupils a top-tier education. Or so it was claimed.
There is little regulation about how private schools spend public funding.
Australia’s school funding model provides high levels of public funding to private schools, while also allowing them to charge fees.
Primary school children work on problem solving.
The reintroduction of grammar schools means that once again schools and headteachers will be required to make sense of contradictory national policies.
Bangladesh’s ruling party ministers say private schools and universities are responsible for the recent surge in terrorism, which includes the attack on a bakery in Dhaka.
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If the government is serious about tackling terrorism, politicisation and increased surveillance in private schools and universities will not be enough.
Low-cost private schooling isn’t accessible to children in Nigeria’s rural areas.
It's unusual for children in Nigeria's rural areas to have any access to private schooling, even if it's of the low-cost variety. They must rely instead on poorly resourced government schools.