Non-Government schools

Briefing paper

Over-funding of private schools to increase while public schools remain under-funded

This paper provides new estimates of the over-funding of private schools provided by the Morrison Government. They are based on data published last year by Senate Estimates. The paper also provides new estimates of the under-funding of public schools.
Briefing paper

The private school funding model is deeply flawed: a new approach is needed

This paper argues that the new method of determining Commonwealth government funding of private schools is littered with flaws.
Report

The state of schooling: state, state-integrated and private school performance in New Zealand

This report explores school effectiveness across state, state-integrated, and private schools, otherwise defined as school authority (or type).
Report

Victorian schools: determining and distributing funding

This paper looks at funding flows from the Australian and Victorian governments to government and non-government schools.
Report

The Australian principal occupational health, safety and wellbeing survey: 2019 data

The aim of this research project is to conduct a longitudinal study monitoring school leaders’ (principals and deputy/assistant principals) health and wellbeing annually.
Report

Australian government response to the Red Tape Committee report - Effect of red tape on private education: interim report

The Australian government welcomes the interim report on the effect of red tape on private education by the Senate Select Committee of Red Tape Committee (the Committee), which was tabled on 29 November 2018. The report makes seven recommendations. This response addresses the recommendations of...
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.
Briefing paper

False promises: how delivering education through public-private partnerships risks fueling inequality instead of achieving quality education for all

A growing body of evidence shows that education public-private partnerships which support private schooling, used in a large number of donor funded education systems, are too often failing the most vulnerable children and risk deepening inequality.
Report

The Australian principal occupational health, safety and wellbeing survey: 2018 data

The latest report from this longitudinal study of Australian school leaders finds that many are experiencing bullying, intimidation, and high levels of stress.
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.
Report

Effect of red tape on private education: interim report

This interim report presents the committee's findings and conclusions about the effect of red tape on private education (private education inquiry).
Report

Grants to non-government schools

This audit tested a sample of grants provided to non‑government schools under all major schemes, and found that the NSW Department of Education consistently allocates and distributes grants in line with its methodology.
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.
Discussion paper

Review of the socio-economic status score methodology: issues paper

Socio-economic status (SES) scores provide a relative ranking of all non-government schools based on the income, education and occupation characteristics of the areas in which students at each school reside. The National School Resourcing Board is calling for written submissions to inform their consideration of...
Report

The Socio-Economic Status (SES) score methodology used in recurrent school funding arrangements

The Centre for International Research on Education Systems (CIRES) at Victoria University has been commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training (DET) to prepare a research paper on the Socio-Economic Status (SES) score methodology. The SES score is used to allocate Australian...
Report

Monitoring the impact of Australian government school funding

The objective of the audit was to assess the arrangements established by the Department of Education and Training to monitor the impact of Australian government school funding.
Statistics

Schools, Australia, 2016

Summary: The proportion of Australian children enrolled in government schools increased slightly in 2016, continuing the shift starting in 2015 towards government schooling, according to new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). An ABS spokesperson, Michelle Marquardt said that government schools now...
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...
Essay

“We wouldn’t want to be where you guys are, that’s for sure”

The years of 1972 to 1975 are seen as a turning point that still defines the education landscape. Gough Whitlam’s Australia? Yes, but also Norman Kirk’s New Zealand. That’s where the likeness ends, though, for the new educational epoch Kirk ushered in was quite different...
Commentary

Money, schools and politics: some FAQs

Federal minister Simon Birmingham has fired the first shots in the latest battle of the school funding wars. Here’s Inside Story’s short guide to the terrain