Scott Morrison's record on school funding

Scott Morrison’s idea of a fair go is to cut $14 billion from public schools and hand billions extra to wealthy private schools. He has turned his back on kids in public schools. His plan will leave 99 per cent of public schools below a national resource standard and 99 per cent of private schools at that standard or above it.

These cuts hit hardest the kids who need our help the most. When you cut public school funding you cut funding for students with disability, you cut funding for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, you cut funding for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, you cut funding for students at risk of falling behind.

As the alternative government, Labor has pledged to reverse these cuts and stop kids missing out. It will make funding fairer and ensure children in public schools are given more support to achieve at a higher level and fulfil their potential. We need a government prepared to invest in our kids in public schools, not make it harder for them.

The facts on the Coalition's record on school funding.

Their report cards are in!

On election day there is a real choice.  Labor and the Greens have both committed to reversing Scott Morrison's $14 billion of cuts and delivering fair funding. A change of government means fairer funding and more resources for schools to invest in helping all our children succeed.


$14 billion cut from public schools. Cuts to disability funding. 99% of public schools below the Schooling Resource Standard.


$14b extra for public schools in the next decade with $3.3b from 2020-2022. $300m increase in disability funding. Working towards every school reaching the Schooling Resource Standard.


$24.5 billion additional funding for public schools. $320 million earmarked for capital works in public schools.

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