Chris Bonnor

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20 Apr 2018

The second Gonski report has been presented to the federal government, and will soon to be made public. Will it back innovative ideas to improve schools — and if it does, will it get the support it needs?

Discussion paper

20 Feb 2018

The evidence presented in this discussion paper suggests that the capacity of our school system to act as catalyst for inclusion, equity and opportunity for Indigenous students is weakening. Rather than being places which bring people and communities together, evidence suggests that schools are yet...


21 Sep 2016

With education ministers meeting this week to discuss school funding, a close look at the figures reveals large differences between states and sectors

IT’S HARD to imagine that travellers between Sydney and Melbourne once had to stop at a customs post at the...

Research report

1 Jun 2016

CPD latest report, Uneven playing field: the state of Australia’s schools is co-authored by CPD Fellow Chris Bonnor and Bernie Shepherd, who between them have 80 years of experience as NSW principals and education policy experts.

Examining key data from the My School website,...


24 Jul 2015

Australia’s school funding system keeps shifting resources towards non-government schools, and the argument that this saves public money is looking even shakier

For many years the debate about Australian schools has been influenced by the claim that public funding of non-government schools is...

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