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Private schools do not deserve a cent from our public funds

New numbers show that Australian government schools are being ripped off. If parents choose to opt out of a public service, they should not expect the government to help them do it<p>The Productivity Commission released a new report showing that over the past five years, independent and Catholic …

Australia's 'Judeo-Christian heritage' doesn't exist

Christopher Pyne's newly appointed curriculum reviewer was quick to argue for more recognition of Australia’s Judeo-Christian tradition in schools – never mind that it's a fallacy<p>Last week, federal education minister Christopher Pyne gave a totally deadpan promise of "balance" and "objectivity" …

National curriculum review premature, say parents and teachers

Lead writer of the history curriculum rejects claims of leftwing bias, citing an 'exhaustingly consultative' process<p>The Abbott government’s rapid-fire review of the national curriculum has been labelled as premature by parents and teachers given the new content has not been fully rolled out in …

Education wars: what the curriculum actually says about Australian history

Guardian Australia examines claims that school history neglects conservative leaders, Anzacs and western civilisation<p>The Abbott government’s review of the national curriculum has triggered criticism from its political opponents who say the overhaul is driven by ideology, rather than education.<p>The …