Bernie Shepherd

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17 Jun 2017

Australia is losing the education game. We will not return to the winner’s list until we address inequity in our schools. Funding lies at the core of that inequity.


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...


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...


23 Jul 2015

Recent trends in school recurrent funding strongly suggest that over 40 per cent of students in Catholic schools next year will average as much, if not more, public funding than their peers in similar government schools. Two years further on an additional 40 per cent...

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