SMH by Ken Boston February 17, 2022

The most recent report from the OECD Program for International Student Assessment confirmed that Australia has continued its 20-year decline in the quality of schooling. The PISA test measures the achievement of 15-year-olds in reading, mathematics and science in more than 80 countries.

Further deterioration was disappointing but not surprising. This week we mark 10 years since the Gonski Review of Funding for Schooling. The failure to implement its recommendations makes the decline in standards entirely foreseeable.

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