Latest Reports

24 May 2010

What teachers want: better teacher management

Improving the quality of teachers and teaching should be central to education policy. Evaluating the work of teachers and developing their skills is a key part of improving the quality of teaching. However, an OECD survey reveals that teacher evaluation and development in Australia is among the worst in the developed world.

22 April 2010

Restructuring the Australian economy to emit less carbon

Industry by industry analysis shows that an Australian carbon price will not result in widespread job losses or higher carbon emissions. Proposed free permits under the CPRS are expensive and will delay restructuring the Australian economy efficiently to emit less carbon.

27 January 2010

Measuring what matters: student progress

A large proportion of Australian students only reach minimum standards of literacy and numeracy. These students are spread throughout education systems; few schools do not have poor performing students who would benefit from improved education. After decades of rising expenditure, student performance has stagnated. We have a moral imperative to improve the performance of the 30% of year 9 students who have achieved only the very basic elements of writing literacy.

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