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How Gonski cuts hurt kids

looking_at_ipad.jpgIf Malcolm Turnbull’s cuts to Gonski funding become law, principals say the children most affected will be those who need the most help to succeed at school.

The Gonski campaign has heard hundreds of stories of how schools are lifting results with the extra funding they have received so far. But they often come with a warning: that only some students are benefiting, and others are still missing out.

Principals say they won’t be able to expand and build on the great things that Gonski funding has allowed them to do.

Turnbull’s cuts hit SA schools

Cowandilla.jpgNew data has revealed the huge cost of Malcolm Turnbull’s Gonski cuts to South Australian schools with the hardest hit missing out on over $1 million in urgently needed funding.

Those cuts to resources will have the greatest impact on the most disadvantaged schools. They mean fewer extra programs and less in-class support for students who need it.

The Federal Government has released a funding calculator, which shows how much it claims individual schools are likely to receive under its proposed new funding model for 2018.

These figures cannot be relied upon, and actually help to highlight the huge gap between Turnbull’s plan and the six-year Gonski agreement with South Australia.

Labor commits to Gonski

Eagleby_State_018_(1).jpgLabor has committed to restoring Malcolm Turnbull’s planned $22 billion cut to schools over the next decade, and returning to needs-based funding if it wins the next election

That means there is now a sharp difference in schools policy between the major parties.

Labor leader Bill Shorten used his Budget Address in Reply last night to say that: “A Labor Government will restore every single dollar of the $22 billion the Liberals have cut from schools- down to the last cent."  

Turnbull’s cuts hit Vic schools

Magpie2.jpgNew data has revealed the huge cost of Malcolm Turnbull’s Gonski cuts to Victorian schools with the hardest hit missing out on over $1 million in urgently needed funding.

Those cuts to resources will hit disadvantaged schools the hardest and would mean fewer extra programs and less in-class support for students who need it.

The Federal Government has released a funding calculator, which shows how much it claims individual schools are likely to receive under its proposed new funding model for 2018.

But new data released by the Victorian Government has exposed the huge differences in funding between Malcolm Turnbull’s model and the six year Gonski Agreement signed with Victoria.

Turnbull's cuts hit NSW Schools

microscope.jpgNew data has revealed that individual NSW schools will be denied up to 90% of their Gonski funding for 2018 and 2019 under Malcolm Turnbull’s new schools funding plan.

It brings home the cost of cuts to Gonski – fewer resources means fewer extra programs and less in-class support for students who need it.

The Federal Government has released a funding calculator, which shows how much it claims schools are likely to receive under its new funding model in 2018.

What it actually shows is how little its new funding model will deliver to schools compared to the Gonski Agreement signed with the NSW Government in 2013.

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