Chris Bonnor | Why Do State School Parents Want to Go Private?


As a recent poll has indicated, almost half of Australians say they would choose an independent school, if not for the fees.

CPD Fellow Chris Bonnor says that there are more teacher differences within schools than between them.

The very thing that public schools are obliged to offer – particularly access and inclusion – is the reason why those with the capacity to choose want to be somewhere else.

The reason we all need public schools is the same reason why many will want to leave them.

A strong public education system is a fundamental pillar of Australia’s egalitarian ethos of a fair go.

Other countries have avoided punishing those at the bottom of the pyramid. We should too.


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