Why investment in early education for all is fair play

The OECD says that in Australia, “disparities in student performance related to socio-economic status take root at an early age and widen throughout students’ lives”: even the youngest learners in our school communities are not getting a go.  Decades of research and examining best practice in classrooms have already shown us how to make our … More Why investment in early education for all is fair play

Can $50 billion improve US schools?

The US federal budget for K-12 schooling for the 2011 school year is approximately $US50 billion dollars.  This doesn’t include the expenditure of state governments who have prime responsibility for schooling. It’s no wonder there is vigorous debate here on the level of expenditure particularly with the release of Waiting for Superman. One thing is clear, no matter … More Can $50 billion improve US schools?