Australia’s poor ranking in providing quality education

According to UNICEF, Australia ranks pretty poorly in providing equitable access to quality education. In fact, it’s some of the worst in the OECD – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

These statistics are backed-up in a recent report from the Grattan Institute, whose results indicate the gap between students of higher and lower-levelĀ  education gets larger and larger the longer we’re at school.

The ramifications for disadvantaged young people can follow them into adult life and the workplace. Fortunately there are some programs in place to mitigate the impact. Though, how successful are they?

2SER Breakfast’s Jarred Cross was joined by Meera Varadha-rajan, Research Fellow at UNSW’s Centre for Social Impact who contributed to an article in ‘The Conversation’ on the topic to discuss.


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