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STRUCTURAL FAILURE: Why Australia keeps falling short of our educational goals
February 15, 2022
Australian schools have been through many changes over the years, but how much of this amounts to progress is open to question. No doubt there are schools that have made huge progress in how they provide good teaching and achieve results that often exceed expectations. Then there are schools that continue to struggle, often due to inadequate resources and personnel needed to design educational opportunities for the children they serve. In a big picture Australian education is an outlier – schools in states and territories are more regressive, divided and socially segregated than in most other rich countries. As a consequence, the current Australian school system is concentrating disadvantaged students in disadvantaged schools, with serious implications for overall student achievement. That is a structural failure.