A quality school education is vital for individual well-being and for a healthy society. All children should have access to an education that is responsive to their needs as well as upholding high standards of academic rigour. CIS’s focus is on policies that restore the role of parents in education and devolve greater authority and responsibility to schools to meet these goals.
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30 April 2017 | RR26
The 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
Submission to the Senate Education and Employment Committee Inquiry into The Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017
24 May 2017 | CIS Submission
24 November 2016 | RR22
A simple, five-minute Phonics Screening Check could identify at an early stage all of Australia’s school children who are at serious risk of struggling with reading skills. Among English speaking countries, Australia has one of the largest proportions of children who do not achieve minimum…
20 September 2016 | Research Report 19
Early childhood interventions are programs that aim to improve a child’s development trajectory over the longer term. In the context of increasing disadvantage in welfare-dependent communities in Australia, governments spend considerable sums on these programs. The rationale is that investment, in theory, will reduce the…
Productivity Commission Inquiry into the National Education Evidence Base: Submission in response to the draft report
01 May 2016 | CIS Submission
The Review of Education Evidence (Draft Report)—the ‘Draft Report’—provides a useful, up-to-date overview of the types of data collected about the educational progress and outcomes of Australian children and students. It makes salient points about the quality and accessibility of research and data.
31 January 2016 | Research Report 9
Australia has a relatively large degree of choice between schools, a product of historical private and non-profit sector involvement in the provision of schooling after British colonisation. Analysis of school funding data in this report shows that there are more similarities in how schools are…
Media & Commentary
21 July 2017 | Ideas@TheCentre
Phase 2.0 of Gonski 2.0 is now officially under way, with the announcement of the panel line-up for the Review to Achieve Education Excellence in Australian Schools — and an extension…
07 July 2017 | Ideas@TheCentre
We 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…
30 June 2017 | Ideas@TheCentre
Australian preschools might have seen a rush of enrolments this week after media covered an OECD report claiming children who attend preschool for two years prior to starting school have…
27 June 2017 | THE AUSTRALIAN
Judas 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…