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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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Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership

At the Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership, we create and offer evidence-based professional learning programs, events and initiatives designed to take Victoria’s highly skilled teachers and school leaders from great to exceptional. The Academy

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For Every Child campaign

This campaign is calling for full funding of all public schools. The campaign is led by the Australian Education Union and supported by groups representing parents, principals, youth and a range of other community and

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School autonomy and social justice

This paper by Trevor Cobbold challenges the ‘conventional wisdom’ (and political consensus) that increased autonomy and local decision-making is good for schools and education generally. Trevor draws on extensive research from the School Autonomy Reform

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Why parents choose public schools

This article from ABC Everyday focuses on three families in different states, and why they have chosen to send their kids to government schools. The reasons parents give are varied; a priority on children’s wellbeing,

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Over-funding of private schools

This article by Save Our Schools’ Trevor Cobbold was published in May 2022, during the federal election campaign. It outlines how private schools have been massively over-funded at the expense of public schools, and how

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Get Gonski back on track

To mark the 10th anniversary of the Gonski Report, Trevor Cobbold of Save Our Schools gave a speech to the Schools Funding Conference in February 2022. This article is a revised version of the speech.

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