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Principals demand full funding for their schools

This article from the Educator reports on a call from Victorian school principals for full SRS funding for their schools.

According to the article:

More than 50 principals from public schools across Victoria have taken their demands for full school funding to state parliament today.

The principals are meeting with more than 30 Labor MPs, including the Deputy Premier and Treasurer throughout the day to raise their concerns about the growing challenges faced by public schools across the state.

The article quotes Tina King, the Australian Principals’ Federation’s Victorian branch president:

“It is simply an injustice that Victorian government schools do not receive the full allocation of their SRS [funded at just over 90%], when in comparison, private schools are funded to over 100% of the SRS,” King told The Educator.
“This means that private and catholic schools have a significant resource advantage over government schools yet, it is the public system that accounts for over 90% of disadvantaged students.”

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