Making Sure no Mind is Left Behind


The roundtable participants: Marieke D'Cruz, Policy Advisor, The McKell Institute; Professor Shirley Alexander, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President Education and Students at University of Technology Sydney; Tim Dodd, Education Editor, Australian Financial Review; David Barnett, Managing Director, Pearson; Taj Pabari, CEO Fiftysix Creation; Dr Kate Grenot, Non-executive Director and Academic; Kris Isles, PwC Partner.

As the report No Mind Left Behind points out, the nature of work is changing. Skills and technical knowledge that were once a necessity for the work environment have become redundant and must be replaced by different capabilities. In Australia, there also is a growing disparity between high and low academic achievers.

The recommendations outlined in the report can assist in restoring Australia’s education system to being ‘an ultimate equaliser’, to reduce inequality in our nation, and to give Australia the skilled workforce it requires to drive our economy well into the second half of the century.

We need to work together to improve Australia’s chance of competing in the international marketplace through a world-class education system and a highly-educated population. Governments can lay the path, educational institutions and NGOs can deliver the programs, businesses can provide the opportunities, and parents and students can cultivate a commitment to lifelong learning.

This singular vision is a challenge - and an opportunity - for us all.

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Below is a snaphot of the key-takeaways from this report.

“The current system serves privileged kids well, but in many ways fails the underprivileged ones.”


What we need is a vision for our education system in Australia.

Read more thoughts from Professor Alexander >

Professor Shirley Alexander



“Three recommendations really resonated with me: career guidance, volunteering and training programs for parents.”

Read more thoughts from Taj Pabari
CEO Fiftysix Creations

“The current system serves privileged kids well, but in many ways fails the underprivileged ones.”


It's about tapping into the enthusiasm of young people.

Read more thoughts from Dr Kate Grenot >



“Parents shouldn't be afraid to be more engaged in their children's early learning.”

Read more thoughts from Kris Isles 
PwC Partner

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