A policy of “choice” for full-time online schooling would weaken public education, erode funding for in-classroom supports and drive those who can afford it to private education.
Statistics Canada could help provinces and territories design and implement interventions to improve schooling quality, and governments should better engage with the public.
The push to expand charter schools in the U.S. contributed to a robust movement of teachers’ unions and allies demanding a well-resourced public school system.
The turn to private funding of education reduces the responsibility of governments to adequately fund schools and to ensure all children have access to high-quality education programming.
There is outrage over government funding to a private school, but what if the money is used to benefit the wider community?
First, the United Conservative Party lifted the cap on charter schools, and now new legislation has cut school boards out of the process to establish a charter school.
Expansion of voucher programs may leave parents with a choice between sending children to religious schools or public schools stripped of funding.
Neoliberal governments are getting away with cutting public funding to education — by framing education as women's work that needs a strong managerial hand.
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?
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.
Over the last 150 years, NSW has responded to the demand for public secondary schooling differently from the rest of Australia.
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.
In calls for dramatic action to overhaul education in the name of improvement and efficiencies, we see the impact of global trends in privatization.
Were the Victorian Greens correct about pubic school funding? We asked the experts to check the numbers.
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.
If we look at enrolment figures for public secondary schools, it's untrue to say the steady drift towards private schools has been reversed.
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?
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?
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.