This Four Corners program looks at the issue of teacher performance. Four Corners explores three different schools and how they have dealt with the issue. This program raises a lot of questions and is well worth the look. Follow the link below to view the Four Corners program from their website.
For some time now there’s been a bruising debate about the balance of funding handed out to public and private schools. No one doubts it’s an important debate, but many educators believe it has helped obscure an even more fundamental question about where the money is spent. Over the past decade, the Federal Government has spent billions of dollars trying to lower class sizes, increase the use of computers and boost investment in school buildings. At the same time, Australia’s educational performance relative to key neighbouring countries has been falling. The question is why?