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Capital works: 5 private schools = 3,300 public

An article in today’s Age highlights the huge wealth disparity between private and public schools.

The article quotes statistics from the Australian Education Union, showing that 5 private schools in NSW and Victoria spent a combined $175.6 million on capital works in 2021. That’s the same as the capital works spending at 3,300 public schools in the same year.

According to the article:

State education ministers are calling for the Commonwealth to close the gap in capital infrastructure spending, with a one-off $215 million public school upgrade program set to expire, and new analysis by the Australian teachers’ union revealing twice as much money is being spent on private infrastructure per student as public.

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