Parents Voice in Government School Education

‘Identity politics is destroying our public schools’

This article by economist Ross Gittins explores the funding disparity between public and private schools – and the reasons behind it. The article goes into the history of our education system, through decisions made by successive governments that have given us our current 2-tiered system. Ross explores the unfairness of this system, and the problems of social division and inequity it creates.

The article begins:

When one of the most privileged and oldest private schools in Australia, The King’s School… has to be ordered by the NSW government not to spend public money on a plunge pool at its headmaster’s residence, that’s when you know there’s something very wrong with the way federal and state governments are dividing their funding between public and private schools.

Read the full article on Ross Gittins’ website

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