Funding for private schools has grown at double the rate of government schools, official data from ACARA shows.
Christopher Pyne’s claims of a 40% school funding increase over the last decade have been grossly exaggerated, says a public education advocate group.
SOS national convener, Trevor Cobbold, says a new school model proposed by Tony Abbott is not just unproven but threatens public education.
A new report has shown a surge in private school enrolments, suggesting parents aren’t fazed by exorbitant fees and students achieving the same academic results as those in public schools.
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New figures have shown that since 2009, the Government’s funding increases for private schools has trounced the funding given to public schools.
Call it a “get-rich-slow scheme”. By opting not to enrol their kids in a private school, parents could save themselves more than $1m, figures from the Australian Scholarships Group (ASG) have found.