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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.”


28 May 2017 | Melbourne
Parents should be children's first maths teachers News Image

Parents and caregivers need to stop worrying about their maths skills and help young children with maths, just as they do with reading and spelling. Read More

27 May 2017 | Australia
Independents' 2017 Snapshot backs measured approach to funding fight News Image

While the manoeuvring continues to swirl around the Birmingham school funding reform plan and Labor state governments, the Opposition, Catholic Education and others are engaged in intense lobbying of the Senate crossbenchers. Read More

27 May 2017 | ACT
Maths Day is fun day News Image

Maths Day 2017 attracted 190 Year 11 and 12 students from New South Wales and the ACT to ANU to take part in maths challenges designed to build teamwork skills and promote a love of maths. Read More

26 May 2017 | Australia
New online resources for Indigenous stories News Image

Reading Australia and WA Indigenous Publisher Magabala Books have released new resources to bring the work of Indigenous authors and illustrators to Australian primary schools. Read More

25 May 2017 | Australia
More dollars promised for Indigenous education in referendum package News Image

In his address to Parliament on constitutional recognition for Aboriginal people, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced that there will be an investment of $138 million for the education of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Read More