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Tom Greenwell

Commentary

Less choice, less affordability: the private school subsidy paradox

The decades-long expansion of public funding to private schools has done the opposite of what its proponents claim.
Commentary

Everyone loses when schools are segregated ... but some more than others

Only fifteen minutes from Parliament House, four Canberra schools reveal the growing segregation in Australian education — and how government policy is at its heart.
Commentary

Has NAPLAN failed its most important test?

Uncertain goals and doubts about effectiveness have prompted a major reappraisal.
Commentary

Australia’s “next great social policy reform”

The Morrison Government ignores the case for expanding access to preschool education at its peril, writes Tom Greenwell.
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Are we really running schools like factories?

Gonski called time on Australia’s “industrial” model of “mass education.” But does the diagnosis — and the prescription — reflect classroom reality?