Australian politics, society & culture


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Do smart devices in classrooms help kids learn?
Private, public, state, selective … the trials of choosing a high school
The Melbourne Museum’s new gallery takes small children seriously
The Rhodes Scholarship is slowly embracing diversity
Welcome to the Collingwood English Language School
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Where has demand driven our universities?
How do we decide who will make the best doctors?
Whatever the politicians say, we can't afford to skimp on education
IBAC investigates the Victorian education department’s failed Ultranet
IBAC investigates Victoria’s rotten education bureaucracy
Australian universities need US-style funding, not US-style fees
One mother’s campaign to fix overcrowding in Sydney’s schools
The mysterious disappearance of the student protester
Sharri Markson's silly gonzo
Recently The Monthly published online a collection of excerpts from real history essays by undergraduate university students. ‘A Rich History of Failure’, by pseudonymous author ‘Professor Neve R. Stenning-Stihl’, prompted a minor flurry...
‘Political Animal: The Making of Tony Abbott’ by David Marr, Black Inc, 256pp; $19.95
The Making of Tony Abbott