25 August 2020

3 questions for the Education Minister about remote schooling

What’s your plan to help disadvantaged students catch up? How are you tackling students’ mental health problems? And what lessons have you learnt?

4 July 2020

The PM must act quickly on a schools COVID catch-up

Disadvantaged students fell further behind during the COVID-19 lockdown. They need tutoring help, but time is running out.

30 June 2020

Cheaper fees for education degrees won’t improve the teaching profession

The Federal Government has proposed an inflexible and centrally-planned change to funding university places, and dressed it up in the language of incentives.

18 June 2020

Why Australia needs a $1b, six-month tutoring blitz for disadvantaged students

It would be a win-win-win: the tutors would get extra income, the economy would get extra stimulus and, most importantly, one million disadvantaged students would get the chance for a better life.

15 June 2020

Disadvantaged students may have lost a month’s learning during the COVID crisis

The Federal Government is spending big to stimulate the economy. Some stimulus spending should go to making our education system fairer. Here’s how.

26 April 2020

Cautiously reopening schools will be a lifeboat for families and the economy

As long as it is done carefully, a staged return to school will help students, especially the disadvantaged, and parents, especially mothers.

27 March 2020

Disadvantaged students will be hit hardest by the enforced move to online schooling

When the COVID-19 crisis is over and the schools reopen, there’ll be a lot of catching-up to do. Here are some ways we could help students bounce back.

3 March 2020

A new expert teacher career path could transform STEM

A new career path for maths and science teachers could transform student learning. Here’s how these new roles could be implemented in Australia.

10 February 2020

Making better use of top teachers will boost student performance

We want our children to have a fantastic education, but we haven’t given our teachers the support they need to deliver it. Here’s how we can create a better system for improving teachers.

10 February 2020

Something is not right with Australia’s schools

The performance of our students in international tests in maths, reading, and science is in long-term decline. Here’s a blueprint for a better system to improve teaching.