What’s worth giving a Gonski about

The tug-o-war over the Gonski education funding model continues despite Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham wanting to make changes that are designed to cost taxpayers less but still deliver needs-based funding to schools. Gonski has become a bit of a patchwork quilt with something like 27 separate school funding agreements in place with various states, territories … More What’s worth giving a Gonski about

Federal budget: certainty and consistency the key

Last night the federal budget delivered across-the-board cuts and the education sector was certainly not immune. Schools need certainty in both funding and direction. Funding has been essentially cut in real terms by linking increases to CPI, while educational expenditure grows at almost double the rate. The Better Schools Plan (Gonski), which was agreed to … More Federal budget: certainty and consistency the key