Education experts discuss changes to schools and universities following the federal treasurer’s budget speech.
Schooling expert Dr Glenn Savage answers your questions on recent changes to school funding.
‘Per pupil expenditure’ is where the real story lies.
For the first time, Education Minister Simon Birmingham has proposed a credible plan to deliver needs-based funding.
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?
Despite significant reform agendas over the past decade, no real progress in outcomes has been achieved.
We take a closer look at some of the common claims made this year to see if there is any truth to them.
A new proposed deal on school funding delivers the Gonski funding within budget.
A new VET student loan scheme will aim at putting a stop to rorting by dodgy private colleges. Education Minister Simon Birmingham says the new scheme is being built from the ground up.
Australia’s school funding model provides high levels of public funding to private schools, while also allowing them to charge fees.
A new school funding model being proposed aims to free up funds to help education ministers resolve their differences in state funding, and deliver needs-based funding in full.
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 Minister Simon Birmingham has released figures to prepare the way for a major overhaul of federal funding for schools.
The claim that school spending has increased is misleading and simplistic.
Focusing on progress – not just achievement – and investing in improving teaching practice will help to lift slipping standards in 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.
Among Labor’s most popular refrains is the claim that the government has cut $80 billion from schools and hospitals. Is it true?
Both parties are proposing to spend more on education, yet there is no guarantee that either will lift outcomes substantially.
Research shows linking teachers’ pay to performance has little impact on student achievement. Similar tests to the ones the government proposes for young children now face a backlash in the UK and US.
While schools receive an extra $1.2 billion in funding for 2018-20, reforms for higher education are delayed by a further year.