Australian business leaders want to see reforms to school education that improve learning outcomes and opportunities for all students. If we are to continue to compete effectively in the global market, the quality of our education system needs be among the best in the world. Research has shown that improving the quality of teaching is the most effective way to achieve better educational outcomes for individual students. Excellent teaching is the key to increased student engagement and higher levels of achievement, regardless of student background.
Dinham, Stephen; Ingvarson, Lawrence C.; Kleinhenz, Elizabeth; and Business Council of Australia, "Teaching talent : the best teachers for Australia's classrooms" (2008).