The 2011 Gonski review of school funding has been handed an almost impossible task: “to reform a system which is becoming a significant barrier to educational achievement facing studies and the whole country”. Money still matters, enabling schools and their students to gain a double benefit if they enrol students who are advantaged. For CPD Fellow Chris Bonnor, this creates a zero-sum game, where some schools and students win, and others lose. As we see the coupling of entrenched social and academic hierarchies of schools, the only certainty is that, “if little or nothing is done, current inequities in student outcomes will only increase”.
Read Chris Bonnor’s article at The Punch, here.