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.
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.