Review: In Waiting for Gonski, we are confronted with an particularly Australian hypocrisy around education

By David Ferrell
May 7 2022 - 12:00am

Demography should not be destiny - is this the Australian way? The Land of the Fair Go boasts an identity of class-defiant egalitarianism. Systems of national comparison like the ATAR are predicated on an understanding of our school system as meritocratic - modern, in some liberal sense of the word.