Blaise Joseph

Catholic schools should trade funds for freedom

26 June 2018 6:01 pm

A centre-right government and the largest non-government school system in Australia should be natural allies. But you wouldn’t think so,…

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10 March 2018 9:00 am

Distractions I sat nervously in the waiting area, tensely anticipating a diagnosis. After five minutes that seemed like five years,…

Private schools aren’t only for the rich

6 February 2018 7:49 am

Every time data is released about enrolment numbers in public and private schools, it’s closely followed by a chorus of…

Yes, Gonski

25 November 2017 9:00 am

The current political wisdom in education — or at least, the ‘wisdom’ of the Left — seems to be that…

The kids aren’t alright

3 November 2017 7:41 am

It’s always amusing when you provide extensive evidence of X, then some academics respond only by exclaiming “there is no…

Why should the rich have free public schools?

10 July 2017 12:30 pm

We all know the school stereotype. Government schools are full of disadvantaged students and struggling for money, while overfunded wealthy…

Budget 2017: more unfunded promises and hypocrisy on school spending

10 May 2017 9:04 am

One of the delicious ironies of politics is the tendency for one side to admonish the other side for doing…

Gonski 2.0 or Conski 2.0?

3 May 2017 7:08 pm

In a stunning political move, the government seized the Gonski high-ground yesterday by announcing Gonski 2.0, another review into how…

A new idea for schools that doesn’t involve more money? Outrageous!

1 February 2017 12:13 pm

An education policy that doesn’t include lavishing more money on schools? Outrageous! That’s been the common response to the federal…