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Vic public schools most expensive: PV media

An article in today’s Age reveals that Victorian parents are paying more than any other state for a “free” public education. According to the article, “Victorian parents spent a total of $367.2 million on public education in 2022 – $85.2 million more than parents from NSW.” The article also compares the income per student received

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Parents, it’s time to take action!

Now you know the facts, it is time to take action on school funding, while state and federal governments negotiate their bilateral funding agreements. Need more background? See our School Funding page. Here’s what you can do. Sign up to the For Every Child campaign Join 94,564 others in supporting this nationwide campaign. The more

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School funding inequity is bad for everyone

Ross Gittins has written a penetrating economic analysis of school funding, under the headline, “Two-class school system a great way to entrench low productivity” The article begins: In 2011, the Gonski report recommended that government funding of schools be needs-based and sector-blind. More than 12 years later, it still hasn’t happened. And it’s by no

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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

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Funding letter to Jason Clare

Along with seven other parent groups, Parents Victoria has written to Federal Education Minister Jason Clare to call for full funding of government schools – now. The letter points out that: The Australian Education Act 2013 obligates the Australian government to provide needs-based funding to schools that is fair. As you have acknowledged, Australian government

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Call for more Federal school funding

This article in the Guardian covers the recent call by The Australian Education Union, leaders of all major principals’ organisations and the Australian Council of State School Organisations (ACSSO) for the federal government pay at least a quarter of the cost of fair public school funding. Parents Victoria is a member of ACSSO. The call

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