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Scroll down to add your name to our letter to the NSW Premier and Minister Stokes

The Morrison Government has announced a $4.6 billion special funding deal for private schools with nothing for public schools. Let the NSW Premier and Minister Stokes know you want our State Government to stand up for public schools. Scroll down to add your name before 12pm 2nd October.

We will deliver the letter to the NSW Premier and Minister in early October.

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2,910 signatures

Dear Premier and Minister Stokes,

Opposing the Morrison Government's special deal for private schools is the right call.

Delivering $4.6 billion extra to private schools and nothing to public schools is completely unacceptable.

Especially when it comes after the state’s Gonski agreement was torn up by the Federal Government and NSW public schools were denied over $800 million in urgently-needed funding in 2018 and 2019.

As you have said, federal funding must be needs-based.

We urge you to continue to fight for fairness and for the children in our public schools.

Please do not sign an agreement that leaves public schools under-resourced and below the Schooling Resource Standard.

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Scroll down to add your name to our Malcolm Turnbull letter

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. 

Scroll down to the end of the letter to sign.

We will deliver the letter to Malcolm Turnbull in Canberra around 23 August.

10,807 signatures

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.

Yours sincerely,

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Add your name: letter to State & Territory Education Ministers

5,919 signatures

On 13 April, the Education Council will meet in Adelaide. This council consists of the State and Territory Education Ministers and the Federal Minister, Simon Birmingham.

We will be there to present them with a letter asking them to stand up for “Fair Funding Now” for all public schools.

We need your help. Please join us by adding your name to the letter. We will live stream the handover of the letter on Facebook Live on the morning of 13 April.

State and Territory Education Ministers need to support Fair Funding Now for all public schools by fighting for agreements with the Federal Government that deliver a fair go for all our children.

Fill in your details to add your name. Click the image to see a PDF copy of the letter.

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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

This year we need your help to ensure that the fair funding of public schools is a major issue for our community.

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