The Australian Education Union (AEU) claims the Prime Minister’s education plan all but confirms he has abandoned the Gonski agreement.
The Federal Government has pledged $1.2bn for schools in the lead-up to the 2016 Budget – but there are strings attached.
Public education advocates have accused the Federal Government of misleading the public with its claims that it remains committed to funding public schools.
A national public education group is calling for a review of school funding models, saying they are too complex and need to be simplified.
Opposition leader, Bill Shorten, has written to all public school principals in a bid to rally schools against the Federal Government’s education proposals.
The Federal Government risks making the biggest mistake in education history if it shifts responsibility for school funding to the states, an Education Minister warns.