Pasi Sahlberg suggests that going back to basics is not the answer. He argues that the focus of our change should be equity, excellence and wellbeing.
In Briony Scott’s end of year address, she argues that we need to see beyond the scores and standardizing
Education is more than skills taught or marks given. Knowledge matters, but even knowledge must bow to wisdom. We educate for a purpose, not for a mark.
Peter Goss explains that cost comparing between Australia and Estonia misses out on average of wages and price per capita.
Of course money is never the only answer. But investing in great teachers would pay for itself many times over, because a better-educated population would mean a more productive and prosperous Australia. And it might just be the key to reversing Australia’s PISA woes.