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Valuing education: a response to the Australia Institute report 'Buying an Education'

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A recent Australia Institute report dismissing non-government schools as irrelevant to student achievement is seriously flawed, argues Jennifer Buckingham. The report contends that parents would be wiser to save money they might spend on non-government schooling, and use it for a full-fee university place. Its central argument, that schools do not directly affect student achievement, is not supported by research.

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