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AEU says previous Gonski plan better

AEU Federal President Correna Haythorpe believes the Federal Budget 2017 confirms schools will be $22 billion worse off over the next 10 years than they would be under the previous Gonski agreements.

“This budget is hard on students and soft on big business. Schools can’t close student achievement gaps with cuts to funding – it’s that simple,” Haythorpe said.

“In 2018 and 2019 alone schools will miss out on $3.2 billion in extra resources which they would be getting under the current Gonski Agreements.

“If we go down this path, 84 per cent of public schools will be below the minimum Schooling Resource Standard by 2027 – this means children will be left behind.

“We know 268,000 students with disability are not being funded adequately to get support at school. This Budget has failed to address key funding gaps to deliver support at school for every student with disability.”


23 Jun 2017 | Australia
Gonski 2.0 gets the go ahead News Image

The Turnbull Government's revised Gonski education funding plan received enough votes to be passed in the Senate late last night, despite resistance from the Labor party and Catholic school groups. Read More

23 Jun 2017 | Australia
Respect for teachers a must News Image

Ken Silburn, finalist for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize in 2017, thinks we must urgently raise teacher respect across Australia to attract the best candidates into the profession and “help young minds navigate a world in total flux”. Read More

22 Jun 2017 | WA
More education assistants in WA classrooms News Image

​More education assistants and Aboriginal and Islander Education Officers in WA classrooms. And the Department of Education will amalgamate with Department of Education Services, School Curriculum and Standards Authority by July 1. Read More

22 Jun 2017 | Australia
New OECD report strengthens call for two years of preschool News Image

New international findings show high school students are performing the best in countries which provide at least two years of preschool, further backing the belief that two years of preschool is beneficial. Read More

21 Jun 2017 | Australia
Keeping students educated during and after a chronic illness News Image

Research by UNSW cancer specialists and psychologists finds teachers in Australia are uncertain about their role in supporting students with chronic illnesses, and makes four recommendations for improvements. Read More