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The real education revolution Labor needs

The real education revolution Labor needs

Money alone won't solve the crisis in Australian education, the former Labor leader argues in the current Quarterly Essay. Only system-wide institutional change will arrest declining standards.

Teacher education: another flop in an age-old failure

Teacher education: another flop in an age-old failure

The ongoing discussion about improving the quality and number of teachers often ignores a simple fact: that a serious lift in pay and conditions is the only way to do it.

How the BER went from success to screw-up in a few short hours

How the BER went from success to screw-up in a few short hours

Tobias Ziegler tracks how news outlets spun the Building the Education Revolution audit report from success to scandal in the hours following its release yesterday.

Read all about it: the BER program worked, and worked well

Read all about it: the BER program worked, and worked well

The Audit Office was expected by the media to belt the Government over its Building the Education Revolution stimulus package measures. On the contrary, it says the program is working well. Oops.

The Powerfox versus the pedagogues

The Powerfox versus the pedagogues

Daily Media Wrap: Julia Gillard is under heavy spit-ball fire from all sides of the classroom today, facing shonky builders, angry teachers, stubborn unionists and smarmy Australian columnists.

Hadley: BER = Blunder-filled Education Rort

Hadley: BER = Blunder-filled Education Rort

Is Gillard's BER going to be a similar story to Garrett's insulation scheme saga? It may not have the deaths involved, but the money being wasted is criminal, writes 2GB host Ray Hadley.

Getting back to basics or ignoring the key issues?

Getting back to basics or ignoring the key issues?

After years of individual state curriculums for school, the first national curriculum has been released for public discussion. How does the new curriculum hold up? Is the 'back to basics' attitude a positive one or an oversimplification?

Talking ’bout a failed international revolution

Talking ’bout a failed international revolution

Julia Gillard wants to bring in leagues tables for Australian schools, just like in the US and England. Too bad the US and English evidence based educated systems have been a disaster, writes Kevin Donnelly.

Kelly: The power behind Julia, the people’s princess

Kelly: The power behind Julia, the people’s princess

Deputy PM Julia Gillard's image has moved from leftie Work Choice demolisher to capable and popular Acting PM. Can her so-called Education Revolution work to solidify her policy making skills? asks Paul Kelly.

Local concerns swept aside by Gillard’s Education Revolution

Local concerns swept aside by Gillard’s Education Revolution

Planning no longer operates under this system of fairness -- not when the Education Revolution is on the agenda, writes Cr Claude Ullin, mayor of the City of Stonnington.