Research and Studies


Elite Melbourne Private Schools to Get Big Funding Windfalls from Turnbull Government

​Several wealthy Melbourne private schools are set to get large windfall gains from the Turnbull Government’s Gonski 2.0 funding model after revisions to their assessed student need.

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Pathetic Response by Teach for Australia to Criticisms

Teach for Australia (TFA) has abjectly failed to answer criticisms of the program. Save Our Schools has criticised TFA on several grounds.

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Teach for Australia is failing in its mission

An evaluation report on the fast-track teacher training program, Teach for Australia (TFA), raises serious questions about the effectiveness of the program.

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PISA Rankings Are Misleading Because of Differences in Student Coverage

One of the standout performers in the results from PISA 2015 was Vietnam. It achieved a ranking of 8th in science with a score of 525, which was significantly above Australia’s score of 510.

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Gonski 2.0 is a fraud

The Turnbull Government’s Gonski 2.0 funding plan is a fraud. It is a fraud because it delivers much less funding to public schools and much more for private schools than Gonski 1.0.

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Turnbull Plan AEU Senate Submission

AEU submission to Gonski 2 Senate Committee

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Gonski 2.0 is a 40% Gonski

This is the first in a series of articles to be published by Save Our Schools on the Turnbull Government’s Gonski 2.0 school funding plan. The next article will examine private school funding.

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Social Segregation in Australian Schools is Amongst the Highest in the World

A new report released by the OECD shows that social segregation in Australian schools is amongst the highest in the world. Australia has the 8th highest rate of social segregation out of 71 countries participating in the OECD’s Programme of International Students Assessments in 2015.

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Hidden Cost of East Asian Test Results

This brief draws on new data from PISA 2015 released by the OECD on student well-being. It shows that while East Asian countries are at the top of the league table of test scores, they are at the bottom in student well-being.

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