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School funding: ‘tricks’ that deprive public schools

An article in the Age yesterday focused on the ‘accounting tricks’ that shortchanged Victorian government schools $1.7 billion last year.

According to the article:

Victorian public schools were shortchanged more than $1.7 billion last year under little-known loopholes and accounting tricks that economists warn are still allowing the states to underfund public schools.

The Commonwealth heads into critical negotiations with the states and territories for new funding deals this year and federal Education Minister Jason Clare has vowed to fix the funding gap that has left almost all the nation’s public schools underfunded and most of its private schools overfunded.

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