The Gonski review panel released four research reports for public comment ahead of its final report into new schooling funding arrangements due by the end of the year.
Funding of every student is critical to Australia’s future. We need to make sure we get this right. Equity is at the centre of much of the deliberation as is the issue of student achievement.
It’s interesting to look at the PISA 2010 survey, which ranked Shanghai, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Finland, Canada, Japan and New Zealand as the top performing nations.
According to the latest figures, OECD countries spend an average of USD 94, 589 per student from primary through to secondary. It is interesting to note that both Australia and the United States spends more than the average yet under performs, while some other top performing nations spend well below the OECD average.