Check out how increased public funding of education impacts reading outcomes for students:
To see the impact Victorian school funding has had on numeracy, grammar and spelling outcomes, click here. Of course the IPA’s 2014 report, Freedom to Teach found inflexible pay arrangements for teachers increased costs without doing anything to improve outcomes for students.
The first print run of Climate Change: The Facts 2017 is sold out! But don’t worry, another print run is on the way and you can pre-order a copy here. This video of CCTF editor Dr Jennifer Marohasy’s interview with Alan Jones on Sky News this week has had over 25,000 views. Jennifer talks about the IPA’s call for an independent parliamentary inquiry into the Bureau of Meteorology’s data homogenisation problems, which she uncovered.
You’ve probably heard the one about coal being dead. As Stephen Moore wrote in Investor’s Business Daily last week, coal is the number one source of electricity in the US so far in 2017 and Chinese companies are building 700 new coal plants. Last Friday on The Young IPA Podcast, the IPA’s Brett Hogan spoke about how renewables are killing Australia’s energy market (SoundCloud here).
These next two stories from North America are frankly terrifying. Teachers in America are being educated on how to combat ‘whiteness‘ in class, reported in The College Fix last week.
And Canadian anti-postmodernist psychology professor Jordan Peterson (Morgan’s staff pick from last month) was mysteriously locked out of his immensely popular YouTube channel by Google.
Do you know someone that goes to the gym? Do you know someone who likes going out? Beware! They could be a Nazi. But don’t worry, Bedfordshire Police in the UK are on the case…
This is the best review of Dunkirk we could find. Last week in Commentary Andrew Roberts says that the film captures the “superb spirit of the British people“. You can watch Andrew’s fascinating keynote address at the IPA’s Foundations of Western Civilisation Symposium back in 2011, here.
Article of the week:
Unemployment in Britain has fallen every month since the Brexit vote and manufacturing orders are at their highest level since August 1988. For all the good news about Brexit they’re not telling you, read Dan Hannan’s excellent piece in The New York Times on Monday.
IPA Staff Pick:
Each week an IPA staff member shares what they have enjoyed recently. Today: Dr Bella d’Abrera
Robert Tombs was one of the few Cambridge historians who openly supported Brexit. This is a fascinating and illuminating hour-long podcast discussion with James Delingpole on the Whig version of history, the Left’s antipathy towards the Industrial Revolution and his magnificent 2014 book, The English and Their History.
Here’s what else the IPA said this week:
- Simon Breheny, Four reasons to reject the Referendum Council recommendations – IPA Parliamentary Research Brief
- Daniel Wild, A question of trust in greater opportunity – The Australian Financial Review
- Matthew Lesh, The right needs to stop pandering to the left – CapX
- Simon Breheny, Campaign to hush climate change debate – The Daily Telegraph
- Andrew Bushnell, NSW reforms point way to reducing high rate of indigenous incarceration – The Australian
- Jennifer Marohasy, Bureau of inconsistencies: Need for urgent independent inquiry –FreedomWatch
- Bronwyn Allan, Politically correct the new A+ – FreedomWatch
- Simon Breheny, Simon Breheny on gay marriage, inequality, and GST sharing – PVO Newsday