“When colleagues overseas ask what I think about Australia’s school system, I tell them that it does offer world-class education, but not for everyone.”
That’s the opening sentence of a recent article in the Guardian by Finnish education expert Pasi Sahlberg, who now lives in Australia.
The article focuses on the divide between the public and private education systems, and argues that inequity is the cause of declining educational outcomes in Australian schools. As the article puts it:
“…there can be no national educational excellence without stronger equity of outcomes. Australia should accept – as many nations acknowledged a decade ago – that equity and excellence are inseparable. “
An interesting read!