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CAMERON BAGRIE: Why missing school matters

Cameron Bagrie
Wed, 14 Oct 2020

Cameron Bagrie
Wed, 14 Oct 2020
As an economist I am constantly eyeing statistics to help assess how the economy could perform five to 10 years down the track. Are we taking small steps in a positive direction or are the microeconomic foundations unravelling? Education is one critical building block.To get an education requires students to turn up to school. Many, and more of them, are not. Online learning might be set to challenge how we learn but that is still down the track.  The research is clear. Days away from school affect results.The numbersThe percenta...

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