Indigenous Education and the Ladder to Prosperity

Marcia Langton
& Zane Ma Rhea

“The small number of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children at school — 147,181 — belies the complexity and magnitude of the failure of the national school system to ensure that they are educated. Only half the schools in the education system have Indigenous students — 4,800 of the 9,202 schools in Australia. This ratio — one could argue — lessens the necessity of the education system to engage in capacity building to address what education needs might exist for Indigenous students …”