Education

‘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’Abrera 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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Decolonising (Or Radicalising) The Curriculum
26 February 2024

Decolonising (Or Radicalising) The Curriculum

In this article, Lana Starkey contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Victoria’s year 12 English reading list, and how this is failing high school students. It appears our educational elites have learned nothing from 2023’s referendum on the Voice to Parliament. Despite promises of a ‘back to basics’ curriculum, this year Victorian teachers will have to
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Morgan Begg On IPA VCE Text Book 3AW Afternoons – 19 February 2024
19 February 2024

Morgan Begg On IPA VCE Text Book 3AW Afternoons – 19 February 2024

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Morgan Begg joined Tony Moclair on 3AW Afternoons to discuss the IPA’s research into the new VCE rules on texts. 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. Tony Moclair: It’s been revealed that woke books made
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Complex New Rules Force Woke Agenda On Victoria’s English Students
19 February 2024

Complex New Rules Force Woke Agenda On Victoria’s English Students

“Victorian parents have been left in the dark about radical new Victorian government rules, which force the state’s Year 12 students into lessons on woke and divisive race and gender theories as part of their English studies,” said Morgan Begg, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. New analysis by the Institute of Public Affairs reveals how new
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Illusion Of Choice: New Rules Mandate Woke Texts In Victorian Schools
19 February 2024

Illusion Of Choice: New Rules Mandate Woke Texts In Victorian Schools

Key Findings On 29 January 2024, schoolchildren in Victoria will be returning to classes, with approximately 60,000 undertaking their final year of secondary education. Most of the 60,000 year 12 students will take VCE English, and VCE English teachers will be instructing from a list of 36 texts on the 2024 VCE English text list. This analysis has been undertaken
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Bella d’Abrera Discussing How Schools Are Teaching A Biased View Of Australian History And Why The National Curriculum Must Be Abolished On 4BC Mornings – 19 January 2024
19 January 2024

Bella d’Abrera Discussing How Schools Are Teaching A Biased View Of Australian History And Why The National Curriculum Must Be Abolished On 4BC Mornings – 19 January 2024

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Dr Bella d’Abrera joined Bill McDonald on 4BC Mornings to discuss IPA research on the national curriculum and why it should be abolished. 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. Bill McDonald : And we’re going to
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