<iframe src="//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-K3L4M3" height="0" width="0" style="display:none;visibility:hidden">

Flat White

NAPLAN results offer proof: Australia’s education system is failing

29 August 2023

4:00 AM

29 August 2023

4:00 AM

If any more evidence were needed that the way we educate our children needs comprehensive reform, last week’s NAPLAN results are proof positive that significant and urgent action is required. The results, at once shocking but unsurprising, showed a third of all Australian students fail to meet minimum proficiency standards in literacy and numeracy.

Each year, all levels of government spend around $120 billion on education.

Already a subscriber? Log in

Subscribe for just $2 a week

Try a month of The Spectator Australia absolutely free and without commitment. Not only that but – if you choose to continue – you’ll pay just $2 a week for your first year.

  • Unlimited access to spectator.com.au and app
  • The weekly edition on the Spectator Australia app
  • Spectator podcasts and newsletters
  • Full access to spectator.co.uk

Unlock this article



Don't miss out

Join the conversation with other Spectator Australia readers. Subscribe to leave a comment.

Already a subscriber? Log in