Education in Decline

Oppression, Dispossession And Massacres
10 May 2024

Oppression, Dispossession And Massacres

In this article Dr. Bella d’Arbrera contextualises and disseminates the findings of 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. When Victorian Premier Jacinta Allan appeared at the Yoorrook Justice Commission’s ‘truth telling’ inquiry last week, she sought to perpetuate the myth that
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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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Turning Students Into Barely Literate Social Justice Warriors
14 December 2023

Turning Students Into Barely Literate Social Justice Warriors

In this article Colleen Harkin contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into student aptitude and general education effectiveness in correlation with PISA rankings data. It has been republished on the IPA website with permission. The views expressed are those of the author alone. The recently released results of the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) confirm yet
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