The numbers used to measure performance in educational institutions create a lot of discussion - and angst - because of their obvious imperfections, writes Merlin Crossley.
It's important to remember the ATAR cut-off for each degree does not necessarily reflect the difficulty - or quality - of a study program, writes Merlin Crossley.
Training people in disciplines they have no aptitude for or interest in is a waste of public money and countless professional lives, writes Cathy Sherry.
NSW Director-General of Education, Dr Michele Bruniges, has criticised the quality of teacher training, calling for the country’s “best and brightest” to be recruited into education degrees.
"If you can dream it, you can do it." For students who've missed out on their preferred course, there's a growing number of alternative pathways to university, writes Professor Joan Cooper.