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.
28 April 2017
Media & Commentary
Evidence needed before education shifts 31 March 2017 | Ideas@TheCentreThe working lives of people entering the Australian workforce in 2017 are different to those of the previous generation. Technology and automation, as well as the decline in industries where entry level positions have a low skill requirement, are reducing…read more
Literally no idea about literacy and numeracy 17 March 2017 | Ideas@TheCentreIn my entire teacher education degree, there was just one subject dedicated to learning how to teach literacy and numeracy. And ironically that subject included very little literacy and no numeracy. It is unsurprising therefore — but nonetheless concerning —…read more
Gabbling about Gonski funding 24 February 2017 | Ideas@TheCentre‘Giving a Gonski’ has become a slogan for ‘caring’ about education but seemingly without bothering to understand what it actually means. For years now, so-called Gonski funding — the National Education Reform Agreement (NERA) — has been held up as…read more
Familiar bleats for more funding 01 February 2017 | The Spectator - Flat WhiteAn education policy that doesn’t include lavishing more money on schools? Outrageous! That’s been the common response to the federal government’s plan to introduce a test in Year 1 to assess literacy, numeracy, and phonics. There is a lot of…read more