Gonski and the PM’s education crusade : experts respond
journal contributionposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Anthony Welch, Kevin Gould, D Corrigan, G Thompson, J Caro, K Gould, R Tierney, S Lamb
Increased funding will be tied to concrete improvements in all schools under the government’s National Plan for School Improvement, announced on Monday in response to the Gonski Review. The government has set a goal to see Australian schools ranked in the top five for student performance in reading, science and mathematics by 2025. In order to get there the government says it will deliver higher standards and extra training for teachers, more power for principals, a “school improvement plan” for every school, and identification of struggling schools and extra help to lift their results. The Conversation has collected a panel of responses to the National Plan for School Improvement.