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Welcome to the Education Standards Institute
Education Standards Institute is a Melbourne-based education think-tank dedicated to promoting excellence in education. Founded in 2008 by Dr. Kevin Donnelly, ESI is committed to fostering an education system that upholds standards, equity, diversity, and choice. Our values are rooted in the principles of liberty, democracy, an open and free society, and a commitment to Christian beliefs and values.
Our Vision and Purpose
We advocate for a liberal view of education, one that encompasses truth, rationality, civility, morality, and humility. While recognizing the importance of practical and utilitarian aspects of education, we believe in nurturing a well-rounded approach that extends beyond mere skills and knowledge. Our mission is to shape and respond to government policy, inform the public about educational issues, stimulate debate on effective ways to strengthen Australia’s education system, and foster collaboration with like-minded think-tanks nationally and internationally.
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