Policy stripped bare: Gonski school funding

Despite promises before the last election, the Federal Government has refused to commit to the last two years of Gonski funding and to a needs based funding model for schools.  This means an effective cut of federal government funding to schools of $29 million over the next decade, with kids not getting the individual attention they need to thrive.

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It also means that more Commonwealth government money will continue to go to wealthier schools.  

According to the Budget papers, private schools will receive 62% of the $600 million in additional funding in 2018 and 2019 and public schools 38%.

As a result, low-income women with children will continue to see their children miss out, and teachers will continue to be frustrated by under-resourcing. 

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