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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.