TEACHERS will need to be better trained and good teachers could be rewarded for working in the most difficult schools, Federal Education Minister Julia Gillard said.
As well, schools’ education performances will be published and they will have to explain where all their funding comes from.
Outlining the key elements of the Government’s education reform program, Ms Gillard said Australia still ranked well in international studies.
But performance was not as good as it could be and at the highest levels it was static or declining while there was a persistent tail of low achievement.
Presenting the keynote speech to an education forum in Melbourne, Ms Gillard said the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) was to meet on Saturday to finalise the new $28 billion National Education Agreement.