It’s not unusual for academic research to conclude with the finding that, well, more research is needed. The fact that the conclusion is inconclusive doesn’t mean the research wasn’t worth doing. After all, research that concludes with new unanswered questions has served a genuine purpose.
With good will, and maybe a little luck, the passage by parliament of the Australian Government’s education bill will put an end – for the time being at least – to what’s become known as the school funding wars.
If you asked me what Independent schools have in common I might mention some shared fundamental foundations – a passion for education and a commitment to independence and the innovation this allows. And, perhaps paradoxically, I’d add another common characteristic – Independent schools are extraordinarily diverse.
Education is a central issue in the campaign for the 2 July 2016 federal election. This is a good thing – good for Australian parents and their children, good for teachers and schools, and good for the future of our nation.
The phrase caveat emptor – let the buyer beware – applies to commercial transactions. It tells the buyer to know what they’re getting before they part with their money.
We welcome research showing that many parents are using My School as a ‘starting point’ when making a decision about the education of their children.