Bernard KeaneMay 26, 20172 Comments
Labor is being deeply cynical in its ongoing attacks on the government over school funding. But it's unlikely to lose it any votes.
Bernard KeaneMay 5, 201713 Comments
The complaints from Catholic schools that their big rise in Gonski 2.0 funding isn't as much as government schools is simply rentseeking, and nothing to do with the great debates of the past.
Bernard KeaneApr 11, 20176 Comments
International students appear regularly in stories about underpayment of workers. They're vulnerable and often unaware of their rights, and we don't even know how much they're being exploited.
CrikeyFeb 10, 20176 Comments
A new educational program aims to get children looking at coal with as much love as Scott Morrison does. As discovered by satirist Ben Pobjie.
Nov 21, 20161 Comment
Data. We've got to pay attention to the data, writes Stephen Bartos, CEO of the Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth.
Bernard KeaneSep 7, 20167 Comments
Was the Productivity Commission attacking higher levels of education funding in its new report? No -- its focus was quite different, and missed by most of those who commented on it.
Jun 22, 20165 Comments
Bill Shorten should take the Coalition's education policy to task, writes former MP for Bennelong Maxine McKew.
Bernard KeaneJun 10, 20163 Comments
Labor's fiscal credibility is on the line, and it will be hoping a dose of good old-fashioned hypocrisy will help.
Bernard KeaneMay 16, 201610 Comments
The government has tried to reframe the Gonski debate as being simply about more spending on schools -- at the expense of disadvantaged students.
Bernard KeaneApr 27, 201641 Comments
The business community in Australia are fair-weather neoliberals whose only real commitment is to "reform" that suits them, and many politicians are no better.