What's Gonski?

Gonski funding is designed to ensure all children are educated in schools that have the right resources to meet their needs.

This funding began in 2014, after the independent Gonski Review warned too many children were missing out due to a lack of resources.

Under the Gonski plan, all schools are funded according to the individual needs of their students and what is required to educate them to a high level.

Schools can use the additional resources to better meet the individual needs of students. Things they can do include:

  • Reducing class sizes

  • Employing additional specialist teachers in areas such as literacy and numeracy

  • Providing greater assistance and support for students with disabilities or behavioural problems

  • Building the skills and knowledge of teachers through increased training.

Where the funding is being delivered, schools are reporting that it is making a real difference for students.

So what is the problem?

The problem is that the Turnbull Government wants to stop Gonski funding after next year.

That means children across Australia will be denied the resources and the opportunities they need to get a good education.

The  impact of this decision will be huge because two-thirds of the funding is due to flow from the Federal Government to schools in the final two years.

It means schools will miss out on funding that could pay for specialist literacy and numeracy teachers, smaller class sizes and more specialist support for students with disabilities or additional learning needs.

We can stop Malcolm Turnbull's cuts at the federal election on July 2

Both Labor and the Greens have pledged their support for the full Gonski funding. It is only the Liberals and Nationals that oppose it.

Your vote can make a difference to the education of children across the country.

Please choose a party that will support this funding.

To show you support this vital funding please register your support today.

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