A Few Ideas on How to Arrest Our Freefalling Education System

One step forward and two steps back is the best summary of Australia’s results in the latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).
The step forward was that we actually moved forward one place in the world—from 10th to 11th—with the backward steps being a continued deterioration in our results.
So, we’re not quite as good as we were, but we pulled ahead of most of the others, and 10th is not too bad. Should we be worried?
Yes, yes, and yes.
There is a relationship between education, and national wealth; between education, and personal standing, and satisfaction with life; and between education, and how well a society works….

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