Glenn Fahey

Research Fellow in Education Policy

Glenn Fahey

Glenn Fahey is a Research Fellow in Education Policy, with a particular focus on education finance and accountability. Prior to joining the CIS, Glenn has held both policy- and research-intensive positions at the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (OECD), Institute for Public Policy and Governance (University of Technology Sydney), and the Australian Treasury. Most recently, Glenn’s work has included conceptual development of an accountability framework to support strategic governance of education systems across OECD countries. Glenn’s work has been published in academic journals including:Policy and Politics, Public Administration Quarterly, and Public Finance and Management, as well as in the OECD Education Working Paper Series. Glenn has been awarded a Master of Economics (University of New England), Master of International Relations (University of New South Wales), Bachelor of Economics (University of New South Wales), and Bachelor of Social Science (University of New South Wales).


Featured Publication

Media & Commentary

  • Hey big spender, spend a little time on VET 22 September 2019 | The Canberra Times
    Australia’s education system is far from underfunded. But vocational education and training (VET) has been neglected at the expense of schools and universities. This means young people are missing out on career paths into lucrative industries – and those industries,…
    Australia’s education system is far from underfunded. But vocational education and training (VET) has been neglected at the expense of schools and universities. This means young people are missing out on career paths into lucrative industries – and those industries,…
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  • World class needn’t cost the world 13 September 2019 | Ideas@TheCentre
    The NAPLAN 2019 body isn’t cold yet, but we already have yet more evidence that we are doing it wrong when it comes to schooling. For those who swallowed the Gonski hoax, an apparent lack of funding is the culprit…
    The NAPLAN 2019 body isn’t cold yet, but we already have yet more evidence that we are doing it wrong when it comes to schooling. For those who swallowed the Gonski hoax, an apparent lack of funding is the culprit…
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  • Teachers need more time and fewer classes, not more pay 11 September 2019 | Financial Review
    It is not low teacher pay or oversized classes that is pulling down Australia’s educational performance Hot on the heels of disappointing NAPLAN results comes (yet again) international evidence that the problem with our school system is not a lack…
    It is not low teacher pay or oversized classes that is pulling down Australia’s educational performance Hot on the heels of disappointing NAPLAN results comes (yet again) international evidence that the problem with our school system is not a lack…
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  • Choice a solution for equality 30 August 2019 | Ideas@TheCentre
    With all the talk of the alleged gross educational inequality of late, one would be forgiven for thinking we were mired in Groundhog Day. As host Julia Baird observed on ABC’s The Drum on August 13: “didn’t we just go…
    With all the talk of the alleged gross educational inequality of late, one would be forgiven for thinking we were mired in Groundhog Day. As host Julia Baird observed on ABC’s The Drum on August 13: “didn’t we just go…
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  • Choice means more than a public-private pick 16 August 2019 | Ideas@TheCentre
    The Australian Scholarships Group (ASG)’s flagship annual publication — the Parents Report Card — dishes up some choice findings about school choice in Australia. It provides a sober account of what matters to parents and dispels the claims of school…
    The Australian Scholarships Group (ASG)’s flagship annual publication — the Parents Report Card — dishes up some choice findings about school choice in Australia. It provides a sober account of what matters to parents and dispels the claims of school…
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Publications

  • Inquiry into measurement and outcome-based funding in New South Wales schools 31 August 2019
    The Portfolio Committee on Education in the NSW Legislative Council has set up an inquiry into measurement of outcomes in schools, and proposals for outcome-based funding. The inquiry has been prompted by school funding based on inputs failing to improve education outcomes — as CIS has long outlined, how money…...
    The Portfolio Committee on Education in the NSW Legislative Council has set up an inquiry into measurement of outcomes in schools, and proposals for outcome-based funding. The inquiry has been prompted by school funding based on inputs failing to improve education outcomes — as CIS has long outlined, how money…
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