Yesterday brought the release of the final report of the Gonski Review of school funding - a once in a generation opportunity to reform Australia’s school funding system.
The report revealed an urgent need for the reform of school funding arrangements and an investment of at least an extra $3.8 billion a year in public schools.
It is a tribute to the efforts of parents, teachers and principals that the review recommended such a significant increase.
Input to the Review included 18 months of research, expert hearings and 7000 submissions. The findings show the dysfunctional and inequitable nature of the current school funding arrangements.
Despite the overwhelming response from the public, the Federal Government has not yet made a commitment to implement the Review’s recommendations, and instead intends to hold further community consultation.
Make sure you have your say.
New legislation is urgently needed to ensure a fairer funding system is put in place to better meet the needs of all students.
The Government cannot delay any longer. Have your say and make sure they know resources delayed are resources denied.
Thank you again for your support in this great campaign.
Let’s keep up the pressure until we get the resources our children deserve.