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DEAN ASHENDEN. State aide, the ALP and the ‘needs policy’.

When Labor decided to support public funding of non-government schools fifty years ago, it created a legacy that is still misunderstood.

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Dean Ashenden. What is to be done about Australian schooling?

Dealing with high and rising social and cultural segregation is the real challenge of school reform. Over the past two or three months alone, no fewer than five prominent individuals and organisations have tried to answer an increasingly vexing question: … Continue reading

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Dean Ashenden. Could Turnbull give a Gonski?

Until last week, Gonski’s last hope – and an increasingly promising one – was a Labor victory in 2016. Now, that hope has dimmed, but another has appeared. It would make political, ideological and policy sense for the Turnbull government … Continue reading

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