Welcome to the Literacy Educators Coalition

Who We Are

We are a group of 400+ literacy educators from all around Australia.

Most of us work as teachers, principals, consultants in schools, or lecturers in teacher education. Many of us are authors of children’s books and teacher reference books. We are sought as speakers at state, national and international conferences. Our members include presidents and past-presidents of ALEA (Australian Literacy Educators Association), PETAA (Primary English Teaching Association, Australia) and AATE (the Australian Association for the Teaching of English).

We believe that parents deserve accurate information about literacy standards and literacy teaching and learning.

We aim to provide information, and counteract misinformation.

Latest News Stories

Victorian schools short-changed $50 million

Victorian schools short-changed $50 million

13 February 2015

The Age, 12 Feb 2015.   – The former Napthine government failed to honour the Gonski agreement, which they signed with the Commonwealth just hours before the 2013 election.  Victorian...more»

The simple reasons behind Finland's educational success

The simple reasons behind Finland's educational success

9 February 2015

The Age, 9 Feb 2015.   – Finland performs well on international rankings and its success reflects the value placed on teaching, the commitment to egalitarian public schools and infrastructure...more»

$3 billion not leading to better results for private schools

$3 billion not leading to better results for private schools

8 February 2015

Sydney Morning Herald, 8 Feb 2015.   – The state's expensive private schools are spending $3.3 billion more on their students each year than equally advantaged public schools, but getting...more»

Every Victorian state school student gets $2000 less government funding than the national average

Every Victorian state school student gets $2000 less government funding than the national average

7 February 2015

The Age, 6 Feb 2015.   – While funding for government school students in Victoria has fallen by $2000, public funding for each student in independent and Catholic schools increased...more»

Teaching cursive handwriting is an outdated waste of time

Teaching cursive handwriting is an outdated waste of time

5 February 2015

The Conversation, 2 Feb 2015.   – 21st century learners need opportunities to write with pens, pencils and keyboard. They need to become fluent in all.  What they don't need...more»

Private schools do not deserve a cent from our public funds

Private schools do not deserve a cent from our public funds

5 February 2015

The Guardian, 28 Jan 2015.   – The Productivity Commission released a new report showing that over the past 5 years, independent and Catholic schools have been receiving greater increases...more»