Inequality isn’t getting worse, so why do we feel like it is?

Inequality isn’t getting worse, so why do we feel like it is?

By Melinda Cilento Posted April 26, 2018 05:00:00 Photo: CEDA is calling for a regular independent and comprehensive assessment of inequality in Australia, with Productivity Commission five-yearly reviews. (Audience submitted: David Stefanoff) Inequality drives a wedge between those seen to be benefitting from economic growth and those who are not, …

To reduce inequality in Australian schools, make them less socially segregated

To reduce inequality in Australian schools, make them less socially segregated

Posted April 20, 2018 09:12:03 Photo: We have a funding policy that promotes unequal resourcing between schools via a large fee-paying school sector, which increases educational inequalities and underachievement. (Andree Withey: ABC News) According to the OECD, 17 per cent of Australian young people leave secondary school without achieving basic …

Educational inequality widening Australia’s rich-poor gap, report finds | Australia news

Educational inequality has cost the Australian economy more than $20bn, as well as contributing to the widening gap between rich and poor, new research has found. The report from the Public Education Foundation found that students at the bottom of Australia’s schooling system were falling further behind, despite increased spending …