Gonski Review

NARROWER TERMS
Commentary

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?
Commentary

Catholic schools aren’t all the same, and Gonski 2.0 reflects this

Catholic schools say they're losing money under Gonski 2.0, but this is only true for schools serving students in affluent areas – those in poorer areas will either be unaffected, or get more.
Commentary

The Piccoli prescription

The former NSW education minister says Australia has a cultural problem when it comes to schooling.
Report

Getting the most out of Gonski 2.0: The evidence base for school investments

This report argues that schools should invest in evidence-based, cost-effective policies to improve literacy and numeracy results.
Submission

Australian Education Union submission to to the independent review into regional, rural and remote education

This AEU inquiry submission argues that a significant shortfall of federal funding for public schools will magnify the stark disadvantages and under-resourcing that already disproportionately threaten regional, rural and remote public schools around Australia.
Transcript

Vision or hallucination? Some reflections on the Gonski Review

The highlight of the TJ Ryan Foundation’s 3rd anniversary event was a keynote address from Dr Ken Boston, former Director-General of Education in South Australia and New South Wales, and member of the Gonski Review panel. Dr Boston spoke on the topic of 'Gonski Report...
Report

National education evidence base: draft report

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) and school education bear on the wellbeing and quality of life of young Australians as well as on the capabilities and productivity of Australia’s future labour force. Recognising this, Australian governments have committed to national education goals that emphasise...
Report

Australian schooling - the price of failure and reward for success

This report was commissioned by the Australian Education Union to examine the economic case in favour of the full implementation of the school funding reforms outlined by the Review of School Funding (Gonski Review).
Briefing paper

Government has a massive potential revenue pool to fund Gonski

The $7 billion needed for the Federal Government to fund the last two years of the Gonski plan can be easily financed. The Government has a potential revenue pool of at least $34 billion a year by reducing several tax concessions to high income earners...
Technical report

Can we afford free public education?

If you're a parent of a public school student who's paying for all the extras like excursions, laptops or more books for the library you might question the idea that public schools are free. But the idea of school fees for public education has proven...