Class Action/Education

Colleen Harkin discussing the National Curriculum on The Rita Panahi Show – 16 April 2024
16 April 2024

Colleen Harkin discussing the National Curriculum on The Rita Panahi Show – 16 April 2024

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Colleen Harkin was on The Rita Panahi Show to discuss the IPA’s research into the national curriculum. All media posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. Below is a transcript of the interview. Rita Panahi:Welcome back. Mathematics skills across the country have been falling for two
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Bella d’Abrera Discussing the National Curriculum on Outsiders – Sky News Australia
25 March 2024

Bella d’Abrera Discussing the National Curriculum on Outsiders – Sky News Australia

On 24 March 2024, Dr. Bella d’Abrera appeared on Outsiders to discuss the IPA’s research on the national curriculum. All media appearances posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. Below is a transcript of the interview. Rowan Dean: But now a special treat live here, a live whackademia. Yes, it’s the
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Dreamtime Maths
21 March 2024

Dreamtime Maths

In this article, Bella d’Arbrera contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the national curriculum, conducted as part of the IPA’s Foundations of Western Civilisation Program. The Foundations of Western Civilisation Program was established in 2011 to defend and extend Australians’ understanding of the influential, historical role of the West in establishing many of the liberties enjoyed
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‘Cancelling’ NAPLAN The Perfect Cover For Sliding Student Results
17 March 2024

‘Cancelling’ NAPLAN The Perfect Cover For Sliding Student Results

In this article, Bella d’Arbrera contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the national curriculum, conducted as part of the IPA’s Foundations of Western Civilisation Program. The Foundations of Western Civilisation Program was established in 2011 to defend and extend Australians’ understanding of the influential, historical role of the West in establishing many of the liberties enjoyed
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More Funding Not The Answer To Fix Our Education Woes
8 March 2024

More Funding Not The Answer To Fix Our Education Woes

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Bella d’Arbrera contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the national curriculum and government spending, conducted as part of the IPA’s Foundations of Western Civilisation Program. Parents can hardly be blamed for feeling pleased when they hear more money is to be spent on their child’s education. For more than a decade,
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Brianna McKee On IPA Education Funding Research Australia – 7 March 2024
7 March 2024

Brianna McKee On IPA Education Funding Research Australia – 7 March 2024

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Brianna McKee joined Mike Jeffreys on 2GB Sydney Overnight to discuss the IPA’s research into Australia’s Education Funding. All media appearances posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. Below is a transcript of the interview. Mike Jefferys: Okay, here’s the headline. Despite record funding, declining results
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Despite Record Funding, Declining Results Highlight Education Failure
6 March 2024

Despite Record Funding, Declining Results Highlight Education Failure

“A ‘back-to-basics’ approach to education in Australia has never been more urgent. Today, governments at all levels are spending record amounts but results continue to decline. Without serious reform our students will continue to fail,” said Dr Bella d’Abrera, Director of Western Civilisation Program at the Institute of Public Affairs. New research by the Institute of Public Affairs, released today,
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More Government Spending Does Not Produce Better Educational Outcomes
6 March 2024

More Government Spending Does Not Produce Better Educational Outcomes

Key Findings On 31 January 2024, the federal government announced a new education funding agreement with the State of Western Australia to ‘build a better and fairer education system’. The agreement would mean an additional billion dollars in state and federal government funding to WA schools over a five-year period, and if replicated in all states, could mean an additional
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A Victory For Commonsense!
23 December 2023

A Victory For Commonsense!

In a win for commonsense, education ministers across the country have recently signed off on measures requiring universities to include lessons on how to teach reading, writing, and mathematics in Bachelor of Education courses. Accreditation standards for teaching degrees have been amended to ensure teachers are instructed to avoid ‘self-directed learning’ and instead receive training in techniques proven effective half
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‘F’ for Failing to Train Our Future Teachers Properly
20 December 2023

‘F’ for Failing to Train Our Future Teachers Properly

The majority of Australia’s Year 9 students use punctuation at a Year 3 level. The Australian education system is in crisis. It is failing at a most basic level, which is to teach young Australians how to read and write. All you have to do is look at this year’s NAPLAN results to see how bad things really are in
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