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Education Minister Simon Birmingham is calling for a new education funding model to replace Gonski. Lukas Coch/AAP

Gonski model was corrupted, but Labor and Coalition are both to blame

Instead of a needs-based model, we ended up with an inconsistent patchwork of approaches across Australian states and territories that protected the vested interests of non-government schools.
Education policy should focus on making sure that every student makes great progress, rather than accountability for test scores or teacher performance pay. from www.shutterstock.com

Three schools reforms that will lift student outcomes

Focusing on progress – not just achievement – and investing in improving teaching practice will help to lift slipping standards in Australian schools.
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What is the Coalition’s real agenda for Australian schools?

Mixed messages from the Coalition government around schools policy are not only confusing, but also raise deeper questions about whether they have a firm position on schooling at all.
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If not Gonski funding, then what?

It is not a question about whether to invest in bold and meaningful education policy, but how to invest, where it is needed, and in the areas that are proven to have impact.

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