Blaise is an education policy analyst and has been specialising in policy relating to education funding in Australia. He has recently been working with Research Fellow Jennifer Buckingham on school funding models.
He has completed a Bachelor of Commerce, with a Co-op Scholarship, and a Master of Teaching from the University of New South Wales. He has had experience working in government for the federal Department of Communications and NSW Treasury, and in the private sector for ING Direct and Axiom Forensics. Blaise also worked as a secondary school teacher prior to joining the CIS. He has a strong passion for education and enjoys debating the political issues of the day.
Media & Commentary
Why should the rich have free public schools? 10 July 2017 | THE SPECTATOR - FLAT WHITEWe all know the school stereotype. Government schools are full of disadvantaged students and struggling for money, while overfunded wealthy independent schools receive taxpayer money they will just spend on fancier swimming pools. This is a myth. As recent…read more
‘Free’ public schooling for all unnecessary and unfair 07 July 2017 | Ideas@TheCentreWe all know the school stereotype. Government schools are full of disadvantaged students and struggling for money, while overfunded wealthy independent schools receive taxpayer money they will just spend on fancier swimming pools. This is a myth. As recent research…read more
Judas put 30 pieces in his pocket — Coalition’s treachery earns it zero 27 June 2017 | THE AUSTRALIANJudas got 30 pieces of silver for his treachery, but the Turnbull government seems to have got no reward for Gonski 2.0. The Coalition, after arguing for many years that more spending was not necessary to improve Australia’s schools, did…read more
Gonski 2.0 hurts states and territories 22 June 2017 | MEDIA RELEASEThe Gonski 2.0 package passed today by the Senate is a welcome improvement to the status quo but imposes an unreasonable funding burden on most states and territories, Centre for Independent Studies education policy analyst Blaise Joseph said. “Gonski 2.0…read more
The Fantasy of Gonski Funding: The ongoing battle over school spending 30 April 2017 | RR26The Gonski Report has not been implemented – there is no such thing as ‘Gonski funding.’ The current school funding benchmark is unreasonably high. There were several fundamental issues with the Gonski Report to begin with. There are viable alternative school funding options which should be considered instead.READ MORE