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This section contains articles on early childhood education, primary and secondary schooling. As with a number of other sections, it contains some articles on Federal Government priorities that have an impact on the State's education system.

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Education 'back to basics' bomb on its way?

Jane Cadzow writes in the Sydney Morning Herald (12.7.14) that the Donnelly/Wiltshire report is 'due to hit Christopher Pyne's desk this month (Jul... More »

The stupidity of student debt

On 2 July 2014 Reuters' correspondent Edward Hadas wrote: 'The fast increase in loans to pay for higher education is a trend that is moving in the ... More »

The ALP in Victoria - a lesson on why we should not 'dumb down' the Queensland 'Smart State'

While the attached article highlights those features which assist with progressive strength in Victoria, it is tempting to view Queensland as the p... More »

Nobel Prize winning economist says proposed higher education changes 'a crime'

Nobel Prize winning economist and Columbia University Professor Joseph Stiglitz has said that Australia had "a system that is really a model f... More »

TAFE fees set to skyrocket?

The Brisbane Times carried an AAP report on 22 June 2014 that in 2015, previously subsidised courses are expected to incur full fees, as the new Qu... More »

Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) scores only part of the picture for teaching

Linda Graham writes in The Conversation (27 June 2014) that 'a common debate has resurfaced over teacher quality and the quality of teacher ed... More »

Modelling the impact of Higher Education fee rises

The Conversation (25.6.2014) carries a report 'HECS upon you: NATSEM models the real impact of higher uni fees', by Ben Phillips, Principal Re... More »

On the virtues (or otherwise?) of learning Latin

A debate was unleashed this week in the Brisbane Courier-Mail about the merits of including Latin as an optional language in the National Curriculu... More »

Uni fee changes will erase egalitarianism

Adjunct Professor (and TJRyan Research Associate) Paul Rodan writes for 'Eureka Street' about the impact of the Federal Government's higher educati... More »

Dr Cathy Byrne: 'It's time to expel religious extremism from schools'

Dr Byrne, in The Conversation (24 February 2014), argues that we ought to provide children with a comprehensive understanding of different religion... More »

Dean Ashenden: 'Neither Labor nor the Coalition are rising to the challenge posed by Gonski'

Dean Ashenden discusses 'Mr Gonski and the social contract', in The Conversation of 23 May 2014, in response to Mr Gonski's address at Melbourne Un... More »

Why the Audit Commission erred over the Gonski Report

The text of David Gonski's address at Melbourne University on 21 May 2014 on the Abbott Government's Budget response to the Gonski Report.  'L... More »

Mitchell Institute Report on persistent problems in Australia’s schools

In November 2013, the Mitchell Institute hosted a discussion with a panel and audience of people who have made a significant contribution to e... More »

Clive Palmer will oppose the deregulation of university fees for domestic students

Bridie Jabour reports in The Guardian: The Palmer United ... More »

Associate Professor Leesa Wheelahan on the impact of TAFE cuts

Professor Wheelahan writes in The Conversation (September 2012)  that TAFE cuts will affect everyone, and that state governments should think ... More »

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