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

Gonski and the ‘social contract’

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 University.  The breadth and complexity of problems the Gonski Report took on: big differences in funding amounts and methods as between states and sectors; the fact that those least in need had most, and vice versa; the opaque, complex and various ways of measuring and allowing for disadvantage; the lack of clear statements of ‘aspirations’ for schooling. 

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