It’s hard to tell which part of Simon Birmingham’s announcement that Federal Government funding for Australia-wide preschool causes the biggest eye-roll.
The two clear frontrunners are: 1) That the Education Minister is seriously using the word “commitment” to describe the fifth short-term shot of funding his Government has announced since they took office; and 2) That the Education Minister seriously expects us to believe the Government values the research and evidence on the importance of early education.
Continue reading “Another short-term extension to preschool funding underlines Government’s lack of commitment to early education”
The Framework has been a long time coming.
It’s sometimes hard to remember that the National Quality Framework is only entering its seventh year in 2018. It marked a significant turning point away from services being seen as little more than structured babysitting, to a key foundational part of Australia’s education system.
Continue reading “Welcome to The Framework”
The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) has released an extensive report on the sector’s performance against the NQF, revealing steady improvement across most aspects of operations.
Continue reading “ACECQA releases Annual Report on sector performance against NQF”
A Framework analysis of Education Minister Simon Birmingham’s media releases and statements has revealed an overwhelming focus on affordability of services and examples of fraud instead of high-quality education.
Continue reading “The new Action Register highlights Minister’s focus on fees and fraud, not education”