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CHRIS BONNOR & BERNIE SHEPHERD. Australia’s test scores: what lies beneath?

The big lesson for Australia in education is that we can ‘reform’ schools to the hilt, hammer the maths and science – but nothing will change unless we address structural and equity problems as well. 

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CHRIS BONNOR. Reports on schools: lift the bonnet … and ration the petrol.

  A couple of reports out on schools this week are urging policy shifts, but in different directions. The latest offering from the money-doesn’t-matter brigade comes from the Productivity Commission in its draft report Lifting the bonnet on Australia’s schools. … Continue reading

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Maggie Callingham. Top schools ‘top’ because someone has to be bottom.

Across Australia Year 12 students are collectively holding their breaths to see what results they’ve achieved and, consequently, what their futures hold. Only hours after their release, many secondary schools proudly display their best results on billboards for passers-by to … Continue reading

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