Malcolm Turnbull has conducted possibly the biggest heist in Australian politics. While university campuses have reacted to funding cuts with discontentment and gloom, Turnbull, assisted by his lieutenants- Treasurer Scott Morrison and Education Minister Simon Birmingham, have tried to shift the entire narrative from tertiary education to its direct predecessor.
Labor Labor has resolved to focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects, to increase the level of funding to schools and to improve the efficacy of funding. With regard to STEM subjects the ALP plans to encourage STEM graduates to teach, by offering 25,000 Teach STEM scholarships
In April, then-Minister for Tertiary Education Craig Emerson announced the federal government would be looking to make $2.3 billion in budget savings from the higher education sector in order to help fund and implement the ‘Better Schools Plan’, better known simply as the Gonski reforms. The core principle behind
And it’s that time of year again – Budget 2013-14 has been released, full of figures, policies and ideological gobbledygook. Never fear, the ESSA budget wrap-up will get you across the headline data, big ticket spending items, new sources of revenue, as well as the reactions of the major stakeholders
Great teachers inspire their students profoundly and provide a foundation from which learning is optimally facilitated. They often do not just teach the required material; rather, they show students the process of learning and thus enable them to achieve academically without as much direct teacher instruction and support. Perhaps the