The head of PM&C, Michael Thawley, badly bungled the figures on school funding earlier this month. The actual increase in real funding for schools is eight times less than he claimed.
David Gonski has turned up the pressure on the Federal Government and the Opposition to fully implement his funding model and reduce disadvantage in education.
Malcolm Turnbull has created new hope for the full implementation of the Gonski funding plan to reduce disadvantage in education.
Australia cannot afford to cut Gonski funding. Abandoning under-resourced schools and allowing disadvantaged children to continue without assistance will mean negative economic and social results for our future society.
Victorian private schools will receive a hidden windfall dividend of nearly $200 million following the recent announcement of the Labor Government to increase funding for public schools by $747 million.
The election of Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister creates a new opportunity for bi-partisan support for the Gonski funding plan. It should not be missed.
Needs-based funding can boost the achievement of disadvantaged students.
SOS research paper shows that governments have discriminated against disadvantaged students in public schools. Total government funding for public schools has fallen in real terms while funding for Catholic and Independent schools has increased.
The National Catholic Education Commission has set a smokescreen of misleading data to divert attention from the impact of discriminatory government funding policies that favour private schools over public schools.
Federal Department of Education and Training officials are befuddled by Christopher Pyne’s often repeated claim that school funding has increased by 40% in the last 10 years. It has only increased by 5.6% or 0.6% a year.
Federal Budget ignored the needs of disadvantaged students.
The NSW Legislative Council has unanimously condemned the Abbott Government’s refusal to fund the full six years of the Gonski funding plan.
The findings of a new OECD report show that the refusal of the Federal Government and several state governments to fully fund Gonksi will mean lower economic growth over the next 80 years.
A new Australian study has shown that extending the years of education improves health outcomes. However, the prospects for increasing Year 12 completion rates have been set back by the refusal of the Abbott Government and several state governments to fully implement the Gonski funding plan.
The Victorian AEU has criticised the new Govt legislation which links private school funding to public school funding and called on the Vic Govt to fund the full six years of the Gonski funding plan.
The NSW Labor and Liberal/National parties should promise greater capital expenditure for government schools to the bring the quality of their physical infrastructure up to that of private schools.
Victorian Education Minister Fails in His Response to Criticism of Funding Guarantee for Private SchoolsPosted on Thursday March 5, 2015
The claim of the Victorian Education Minister that Victorian Government funding of private schools is based on need is highly misleading, even disingenuous.
The Victorian Labor Government has legislated to ensure that funding increases for public schools will automatically flow on in part to private schools without regard to need. It breaches the Gonski principle of funding according to need.
New figures show that governments have massively favoured private schools with funding increases far above those for public schools.
Increased school funding brings large improvements for low income students in high school graduation rates and educational attainment, wages, family income, and reductions in adult poverty according to a new study.
New figures show that government funding increases for Catholic and Independent schools have outstripped funding increases for public schools since 2009.
A new academic study shows that additional funding for low achieving students significantly increases schooling outcomes. It provides additional support for the full implementation of the Gonski funding plan.
A new PISA in Focus published by the OECD shows that the gap in educational resources between advantaged and disadvantaged schools in Australia is the fifth largest in the OECD and one of the largest of all the 65 countries participating in PISA.
A supplementary submission by Save Our Schools to the Federal Government’s review of the low SES funding loadings says that the proposal by Independent Schools Victoria to remove the additional loadings for schools with greater concentrations of low SES students should be rejected.
Research shows that increased funding definitely improves student outcomes, especially for disadvantaged students. Claims by the Federal Minister for Education regarding large increases in funding over the past decade are incorrect.
Gonski funding will provide significant learning opportunities for students most in need.
An education research brief from SOS shows that the current Federal Government funding loadings for low SES students are far too low to be effective.
Unpublished letter to The Australian criticizes the lack of transparency of the review of the low SES loadings.
An SOS research paper shows that the debate over whether money matters in education is over. Money does matter, especially for disadvantaged students.
A comprehensive review of research studies on the relationship between school funding and student achievement shows that money matters in education, especially for disadvantaged students.