Parents Voice in Government School Education

Public Education

This page covers the ‘big-picture’ systemic issues in the education system, including school funding. For more detailed coverage of the school funding issues, see our School Funding page.

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The DOGS High Court case

The 1981 High Court case brought by the group Defence of Government Schools (DOGS) tested the validity of State Aid to religious schools against Section 116 of the Australian Constitution. The DOGS argued that state

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National School Reform Agreement

What is the National School Reform Agreement? The National School Reform Agreement (NSRA) is a joint agreement between the Commonwealth, States and Territories to lift student outcomes across Australian schools. The NSRA extends over several

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Victorian Institute of Teaching

The Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) is an independent statutory authority whose primary function is to regulate members of the teaching profession to ensure quality teaching, and provide for the safety and wellbeing of children.

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Equity in education and how we achieve it

The Australian school system is one of the world’s most socially segregated and unequal, leaving too many children behind. That’s according to Pasi Sahlberg, Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Melbourne. In this

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School Zoning: PV Position Statement

Here are some excerpts from our Position Statement, published on 15 August 2023: Parents Victoria believes that every Victorian child has the right to attend their neighbourhood school while maintaining the right of appeal to

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