The Issue

Issue The Issue

The school funding system is broken & grossly unequal. 85% of private schools get more public funding than public schools. We have one of the most unequal education systems in the world. 
 
2018 should have been a year of celebration for our schools. The start of the biggest investment in schools in decades. Needs-based funding started in 2014 after the independent “Gonski review” warned too many children were missing out due to lack of resources. These reforms were delivering:
  • Smaller class sizes.

  • More specialist teachers in areas such as literacy and numeracy.

  • More help for students with disabilities or behavioural problems.

  • And those in danger of dropping out.