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Let's not repeat our many competition stuff-ups

Let's not repeat our many competition stuff-ups | P & C's for Gonski | Scoop.it
We'll see how many of Harper's braver proposals are actually implemented. Most of them are up to the premiers, not the feds.
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Ross Gittens supporting the need to provide services, not apply a business model of competition to health, education and employment services.

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Xavier snob's bullying contained uncomfortable truths about our education syste Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/comment/xavier-snob-exposes-private-schools-scorn-as-taxpayers-entrench-gap-with...

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Private schools - 'an outsized sense of entitlement to the public purse'

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Gonski! Education funding goes tada, but benefits have not | Labor Herald

Gonski! Education funding goes tada, but benefits have not | Labor Herald | P & C's for Gonski | Scoop.it
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Merrylands HS shows great results from needs-based funding

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What Malcolm Turnbull needs to do to be a great prime minister

What Malcolm Turnbull needs to do to be a great prime minister | P & C's for Gonski | Scoop.it
There's no denying that the economy needs attention, but Malcolm Turnbull should go further.
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Ross Gittins: 'There is much Turnbull could do to improve our "general wellbeing" that doesn't involve what's normally classed as economic reform.'

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School dropouts + vouchers = Time to revisit Gonski | Editorial

School dropouts + vouchers = Time to revisit Gonski | Editorial | P & C's for Gonski | Scoop.it
The Herald, like Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, is agnostic on most policy models. What matters is what works.
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Politicians ignore people power at their peril

Politicians ignore people power at their peril | P & C's for Gonski | Scoop.it
Traditional lobby groups have long had the ear of politicians, but now the rest of us can also make ourselves heard.
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Online petitions give all a chance to speak out.

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School funding: Stop subsidising the haves and start investing in the have nots - The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

School funding: Stop subsidising the haves and start investing in the have nots - The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | P & C's for Gonski | Scoop.it
A quarter of Australia's young people are not finishing school. This is the appalling legacy of our wilful neglect of our most disadvantaged kids.
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Quarter of Australian students drop out, new report reveals

Quarter of Australian students drop out, new report reveals | P & C's for Gonski | Scoop.it
One in four Australian students fails to complete a year 12 certificate or vocational equivalent, and nearly 30 per cent of year 7 students are falling behind ...
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These figures are deplorable. This government must act to improve equity in education. 

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The foster children that NAPLAN left behind: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report

The foster children that NAPLAN left behind: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report | P & C's for Gonski | Scoop.it
Children in care are falling behind their classmates in NAPLAN testing - and the gap worsens as they move through the grades, analysis shows.
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This is deplorable: we need the full Gonski.

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Quality Early Childhood Education: Enduring Benefits. | Heckman

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The earlier we support children from disadvataged homes, the better the results...

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Why I'm choosing the local state school – even though it doesn't have all the bells and whistles

Why I'm choosing the local state school – even though it doesn't have all the bells and whistles | P & C's for Gonski | Scoop.it
I am embarking on the enrolment process for my daughter at the moment and I have chosen the local state school. It runs at an average on the My School website, below average on like schools, and it has had a long reputation for being rough. So why have I chosen it?
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Logical and thoughtful reasons to choose public schooling.

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Pass the Books. Hold the Oil.

Pass the Books. Hold the Oil. | P & C's for Gonski | Scoop.it

In sum, says Schleicher, “knowledge and skills have become the global currency of 21st-century economies, but there is no central bank that prints this currency. Everyone has to decide on their own how much they will print.” Sure, it’s great to have oil, gas and diamonds; they can buy jobs. But they’ll weaken your society in the long run unless they’re used to build schools and a culture of lifelong learning. “The thing that will keep you moving forward,” says Schleicher, is always “what you bring to the table yourself.”


Via Steven Engravalle
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The sad link between commodities mining and education spending

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Why are so many of our teachers and schools so successful? John Hattie at TEDxNorrkoping - YouTube

Professor John Hattie, has been Professor of Education and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia, ...
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Turnbull hints at return to egalitarian education

Turnbull hints at return to egalitarian education | P & C's for Gonski | Scoop.it
The new prime minister's statements about education give hope that he will commit to the final years of funding for the Gonski reforms and will use education and opportunity as a key part of economic growth.
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If he wants to build a 21st Century Australia, education funding is the key.

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GST compensation trades one inefficiency for another and won't achieve 'fairness'

GST compensation trades one inefficiency for another and won't achieve 'fairness' | P & C's for Gonski | Scoop.it
The current GST debate slides over the issue of compensation - proposals so far are poorly defined and run into cost and fairness problems.
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GST is a regressive tax that hits the poor worse than the rich. A blunt instrument!

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Why Google and Facebook are to blame for rising inequality

Why Google and Facebook are to blame for rising inequality | P & C's for Gonski | Scoop.it
Everyone knows inequality is rising because fat cat bosses are screwing low skilled workers, right? Wrong, according to new research.
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Super-rich companies with little competition hauling in the profits...

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Gonski agreement will count for little without federal support

Gonski agreement will count for little without federal support | P & C's for Gonski | Scoop.it
Freedom and resources count for little without the funding to put those initiatives into place.
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Thank you, Mr Piccoli for standing up for Gonski with 6 yrs of funding. 

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New study reveals large gaps in opportunity in Australia’s education system | Mitchell Institute

New study reveals large gaps in opportunity in Australia’s education system | Mitchell Institute | P & C's for Gonski | Scoop.it
A major national data study, released today, shows large opportunity gaps in Australia’s education system with around 1 in 4 young people missing out at key educational milestones.
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Working Life - Gonski for Dummies

Working Life - Gonski for Dummies | P & C's for Gonski | Scoop.it
This week schools are celebrating Gonski Week – what does that mean and why should I care about it
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Investment in young children pays off.

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NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli announces record Gonski funding for state's schools

NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli announces record Gonski funding for state's schools | P & C's for Gonski | Scoop.it
"I'm quite emotional about it," says a Sydney principal to news of record levels of funding for next year. "Our girls are the future of ...
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'Students are happy, parents are happy'

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The private schools eating Sydney's suburbs

The private schools eating Sydney's suburbs | P & C's for Gonski | Scoop.it
A group of Sydney's most expensive private schools will spend up to $200 million on new facilities as they seek to attract lucrative student dollars.
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No Gonski, but govt money is being wasted on elite private schools...

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Penalty rates pay for private schooling: Bill Shorten's wink to the aspirationals

Penalty rates pay for private schooling: Bill Shorten's wink to the aspirationals | P & C's for Gonski | Scoop.it
Bill Shorten has offered one of the more startling defences of penalty rates advanced by a Labor leader, elevating private education as the dream of ...
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Well, this is depressing! Labor seems to be supporting the 'dream' of being able to afford a private school...

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Charter schools: an old, flawed idea and wrong for Australia | EduResearch Matters

Charter schools: an old, flawed idea and wrong for Australia | EduResearch Matters | P & C's for Gonski | Scoop.it
A new report proposes Australia adopt a US styled charter school, or UK type academies, approach as a solution to our falling scores on international tests...
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Schools based on profit don't have education's best interests at heart - just company profits.

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