Many parents feel compelled to pay school fees, even while they feel they shouldn’t have to.
Some parents in Québec are being reimbursed after a ruling that they were overcharged school fees. If taxes cover public schools, should parents have to pay at all?
Lead-based paint is being found in roughly half of schools that do inspections, a federal report reveals.
A federal report reveals that most school districts are failing to inspect their buildings for lead-based paint hazards and, when they do, often fail to tell parents about what they found.
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.
Students at the Parana Federal University in Curitiba, Brazil, protest planned cuts to federal spending on higher education planned by President Jair Bolsonaro’s right-wing government, May 30, 2019. The banner reads ‘In defense of education.’
Brazil's new president was elected on promises to radically restructure Brazil. But proposed education spending cuts and curricular changes have students and teachers marching in the streets.
Many provinces are focused on constraining the growth of teaching and staffing costs in education. Here, Ontario Premier Doug Ford with United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney, in Calgary, Oct. 5, 2018.
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In calls for dramatic action to overhaul education in the name of improvement and efficiencies, we see the impact of global trends in privatization.
Leader of the Victorian Greens Samantha Ratnam with the member for Melbourne Ellen Sandell.
Were the Victorian Greens correct about pubic school funding? We asked the experts to check the numbers.
Many classroom assessment strategies have a positive impact on student learning but, because they are not standardized, can also contribute to the problem of grade inflation.
Recent news that at least one Ontario university adjusts for grade inflation during the undergraduate application process is a call to action -- for long-term educational change.
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.
Why do so many state constitutions have provisions precluding funding for religious schools?
A number of state constitutions have clauses restricting state funding for religious schools. Some of these go back to an amendment proposed in 1875, known as the Blaine Amendment. What is it?
Though many of Thomas Jefferson’s educational policies were never passed during his lifetime, they became the foundation of federal education today.
Portrait by Mather Brown / Wikimedia Commons
Trump has ordered a task force to look into the federal government's role in schools. Where does this executive order fit in the country's long history of federal versus state educational policies?
Shadow minister for education Tanya Plibersek said Australia is slightly below the international average on funding for schools.
Tanya Plibersek, shadow minister for education, told reporters recently that Australia is slightly below average when it comes to international funding for our schools. Is that right?
To make politicians invest more in quality public education, more people need to vote.
There have been some serious fallouts from standardized testing.
Art teachers have been evaluated on English test scores. There seems to be no limit to how test data are being used to punish students, teachers and schools.
Coming to a community college near you. Obama launched his tuition-free promise in Tennessee.
Demonstrating again he is no lame-duck president, Barack Obama has proposed a new higher education initiative celebrated on social media as #FreeCommunityCollege. Obama’s plan to provide free community…
Allowing the states full responsibility for funding for all schools would lead to more coherent allocation decisions.
The reform of Australia’s federation is under review. In this special series, we ask leading Australian academics to begin a debate on renewing federalism, from tax reform to the broader issues of democracy…
Up close and personal.
The Sydney Opera House is proof that Danish architects like to do things differently. As do some Danish zoos, who kill giraffes for conservation. And now there is a Danish proposal to create a zoo there…
Taking tips from other countries on public education would be a good thing - if only we didn’t follow the ones who are failing.
Where I come from in North Carolina it is currently 14 hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time. I tell my colleagues that I have come from the past. However, when it comes to seeing how the failed…
Racial segregation of African Americans and Latinos still exists in Texas schools according to research by The University…
Selling the message: there’s a disconnect between what voters want, and what Labor wants out of education.
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On Sunday the federal Labor government announced reforms to school funding, that aimed to finally put in place the recommendations of the Gonski review. The proposed reforms – worth A$14.5 billion – are…