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Gonski review: Full coverage

Aubusson, P.J., Schmidt, B., Zyngier, D., Thompson, G., Keating, J., Teese, R. and Prasser, Sc (2012) Gonski review: Full coverage. The Conversation, 20 February .

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The biggest review of school funding in decades has been handed to the government. The report recommends an injection of A$5 billion to the education sector, three-quarters of which would go to public schools.

For the past week, some of Australia’s foremost education experts have written on The Conversation about their hopes for, and reactions to the Gonski review, as well as the challenges the government will face in implementing it.

Our panel of experts provided their initial thoughts on the review’s recommendations and findings.

Melbourne University’s leader of education policy and leadership unit Jack Keating said the review was worthy, but the political climate may hamper its implementation.

The main problem with the report is its timing. It has come out at a bad time in the economic and political cycles, and is in the hands of a government that is in a weak position to implement it.

Item Type: Non-refereed Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Education
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