Focus on What Works, Not Just the Funding in Schools

Fresh analysis from a leading education research centre backs the evidence-based approach of the Coalition’s once-in-a-generation plan to lift school student achievement. “…increased expenditure has not produced significantly improved student outcomes (at least not in the areas for which we have good measures). In fact, as this paper has observed, performances often have declined despite…

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Labor Lies on Schools #8

Bill Shorten has started his campaign pitch by once again lying to Australians about education funding in a playground in Leichhardt in Queensland where Labor agreed to rip out $40 million from local schools. “There is no plan for schools except cuts.” – Bill Shorten, Doorstop interview, 9/5/16 “[Malcolm Turnbull] has no plan or the plan…

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Don’t trust what Labor says on schools, trust what they do

In an extraordinary repackaging of a months old announcement today, Labor has shown they don’t understand how the Commonwealth’s schools funding is distributed and how arrangements work. Quite simply, the Federal Government pays lump sums to states and territories and non-government organisations to distribute as they see fit and based on their own funding models.…

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