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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is considering a special deal that would deliver billions extra for private schools and nothing for public schools. Let him know you don’t support this by adding your name to our letter before 12pm on 20 August.
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We will deliver the letter to Malcolm Turnbull in Canberra around 23 August.
Dear Prime Minister,
We, the undersigned, are writing to express our serious concern about the impact of funding cuts to public schools on children and the wider community. We call on you to immediately reverse the public school funding cuts and not enter into another private school special deal.
We are particularly concerned to learn through the media that your Government is considering a special funding deal with the private school sector while the challenges facing the public sector remain unaddressed. Public schools bore the brunt of 86% of your Government’s cuts to schools with $1.9 billion denied to public schools in 2018 and 2019.
Your Government’s 2017 education reforms will result in just 13% of public schools reaching the Schooling Resource Standard by 2023 while 65% of private schools will be ABOVE that standard. That situation is completely unacceptable and does not meet our expectation of how our schools should be funded.
School funding should be based on need; the funding priority should be ensuring that every school reaches 100% of the Schooling Resource Standard by 2023.
Investing in our public schools is an investment in our future and is the only way to ensure every child across this country can get the high quality education they deserve.