Chris Bonnor & Jane Caro | Chance to put money where it will make a difference

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In light of the Gonski Report, Chris Bonnor  and Jane Caro discuss some of the report’s findings and recommendations and the state of the education system in Australia today.

“If someone had predicted 30 years ago that education funding and policy decisions made then would lead to an Australia where even Labor politicians felt that they had to pay a lot of money to get a decent education for their children, they would not have been believed. Yet this is a common view.

For more than a decade, we’ve known that our schools have been advantaging students at the top while slowly abandoning those at the bottom. Public schools in particular are becoming, to use John Howard’s words, safety nets for the poor.”

Read the full article published in the Sydney Morning Herald here.

 

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