Withdrawing federal funding for public schooling would exacerbate two-tiered system

Riddle, Stewart (2015) Withdrawing federal funding for public schooling would exacerbate two-tiered system. The Conversation, 22 June 2015. pp. 1-3.

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Fairfax press has reported the federal government’s green paper on reforming the federation has suggested four possible scenarios for school funding:
1.Give states and territories complete funding responsibility
2.The federal government to fund independent schools, while states and territories fully fund public schools
3.Reduce overall federal involvement in schools
4.The federal government to become the major funder of schools.
Given there is nearly a A$30 billion shortfall in school funding from 2018 in this year’s federal budget, it can be assumed that number 4 is the most unlikely scenario. Given the Coalition’s commitment to small central government, it is most likely they would support divesting in school funding, pushing back onto the states and territories.

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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2015 02:01
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2017 05:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: education policy, education funding
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160506 Education Policy
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