AQ: Australian Quarterly
Gonski 2.0: A controlled flight into terrain
The Review that lead to the Gonski 2.0 report was established with everything in working order. It had just one job, which was to provide advice on how funding should be used to improve student achievement. It was in the blissful position of not needing to argue the case for extra funding because $24.5 billion had already been committed. David Gonski enjoyed enviable public esteem. And there is now an extensive literature, drawing on evidence from high-performing countries, on the policies required for improved educational performance.
What, as they say, could possibly go wrong?