Forum report: New approaches to persistent problems
1 April 2014
All Australians should have the right to quality education, however too many young people are disengaging from school and missing out on vital education opportunities.
Nearly a quarter of young people miss out at key education milestones before and during school, then become disengaged from education, training and work. This is an enormous waste of talent and carries serious social, health and economic consequences for the individual, for communities and for the nation.
Building on our foundational work in 2014, New Approaches to Persistent Problems, we are working to develop practical educational opportunity policy solutions for Australian communities.
We look at transitions across the education spectrum from early childhood to primary and secondary school, and the transition to higher education and vocational training.
We are asking how well education systems are working and for whom, to determine what needs to change to ensure all Australians have access to quality education from early childhood to tertiary studies.