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 report on school autonomy is intellectually bankrupt

Victorian report on school autonomy is intellectually bankrupt

25 September 2014

Trevor Cobbold, Save Our Schools, 24 Sept 2014.   – The Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission report finds that the research evidence on school autonomy in inconclusive about its effect...more»

Abbott has given his ministers straight 'A's - do they deserve it?

Abbott has given his ministers straight 'A's - do they deserve it?

20 September 2014

The Conversation, 18 Sept 2014.   – Abbott has given all As and A+s.  The government requires schools to start with a benchmark of what is 'satisfactory' and call that...more»

Do parents know what's best for schools?

Do parents know what's best for schools?

17 September 2014

The Conversation, 17 Sept 2014.   – The Victorian government has expressed a desire to give parents councils more power in schools, but are parents experts in education?  And is...more»

Education funding is a matter of equity

Education funding is a matter of equity

17 September 2014

Chris Bonnor, Sydney Morning Herald, 15 Sept 2014.  – School funding favours already advantaged children. My School data reveals that the gap between our advantaged and disadvantaged kids has widened...more»

Australia still lags badly in pre-school education

Australia still lags badly in pre-school education

17 September 2014

Save Our Schools, 15 Sept 2014.   – Australia has the lowest enrolment of 3-year-olds in pre-school in the OECD.  The enrolment of 4-year-olds has increased to 76%, but this...more»

Funding for low SES students under threat by secret and biased consultation

Funding for low SES students under threat by secret and biased consultation

17 September 2014

Trevor Cobbold, Save Our Schools, 9 Sept 2014.  – The Federal Government is condemned for scandalous secrecy and biased representation of private schools in its consultation on the Gonski funding...more»