Applications for the 2017 Public Education Foundation’s Essay Competition are now closed.
Essay Topic: Why a Good Public Education System Matters in Modern Australia What is education? According to Nelson Mandela, “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. In today’s society, his words still remain relevant. Education is not only the process of acquiring skills and knowledge but it is also an invaluable experience that every child should have the right to be part of. Government funded education is the foundation of the education system in Australia. Australia is home to 3,750,000 million students with over 62% attending government schooling (ABS). Government schools allow students of any [...]