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Are Australia’s courts a bastion of educational elitism?

Are Australia’s courts a bastion of educational elitism?

With the vast majority of the judiciary coming from elite private schools, do the decisions of Australia's courts really reflect everyday Australians?

Pressure mounts on Malcolm

Pressure mounts on Malcolm

Good morning, early birds. Reports indicate we could see a leadership spill as early as this morning. Plus, private schools walk back their support for a new funding arrangement. It's the news you need to know with Natasha Grivas.

Conski no more — Gonski returns to help Turnbull end ‘funding wars’

Conski no more — Gonski returns to help Turnbull end ‘funding wars’

In an effort to end the "school funding wars", Malcolm Turnbull has co-opted the most potent name in school funding reform, and promised more Commonwealth money for government schools.

Islamic councils peak body beset with infighting, claims of financial impropriety

Islamic councils peak body beset with infighting, claims of financial impropriety

The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils could lose control of six schools it operates after the Education Department has found numerous breaches of the law. Freelance journalist Chris Ray reports.

Victorian Education Department needs a $853 million maths lesson

Victorian Education Department needs a $853 million maths lesson

The Victorian Education Department has misplaced $853 million. Meanwhile, it can't fund small schools like The Jon Carnegie School in Kew. Dr Jon Carnegie reports.

Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: mediaeval science … victim blaming … strong women …

Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: mediaeval science … victim blaming … strong women …

George Brandis is once again standing up for those who need it least. Plus whether we should get rid of private school funding and a political candidate with some horrific views on domestic violence.

The rich paying $25k a year to learn to be good to the poor

The rich paying $25k a year to learn to be good to the poor

If the Jesuits want to be a "church for the poor", why are they only educating the extremely rich? Marion Maddox, director of Macquarie University's Centre for Research on Social Inclusion, looks into inequality in schools.

Labor’s frontbench, too, is a mostly private-school affair

Labor’s frontbench, too, is a mostly private-school affair

With education reforms given an unclear future, the spotlight has been on Tony Abbott’s private school-dominated cabinet. But a Crikey survey by Dylan Barber finds that the Labor shadow ministry isn't the bastion of public-school alumni you might think.

Pollies’ school daze: a beat-up?

Pollies’ school daze: a beat-up?

Crikey readers have a lot to say about our list of where ministers went to school. Was it a beat-up or a useful exercise?