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Chris Bonnor

Discussion paper

Separating scholars: how Australia abandons its struggling schools

Based on an analysis of end-of-school measures of student achievement from 1,600 schools in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, this paper concludes that Australia's school system is increasingly separating and dividing students by advantage and achievement.
Discussion paper

Institutionalised separation: the impact of selective schools

This discussion paper looks at inequity within selective schools and their impact on other schools. It presents evidence of dramatic, and deepening, educational inequality.
Commentary

Has Gonski stepped outside the square?

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

A creeping Indigenous separation

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...
Report

Losing the game: state of our schools in 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.