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Figures on school funding released by the Productivity Commission today have refuted Malcolm Turnbull’s claims of spending increases on schools, and shown the unfair funding system that existed before the Gonski reforms.
The AEU today launched its “Protect Our Preschools” campaign, calling on the Turnbull Government to guarantee long-term funding for four-year-old preschool beyond 2017.
The Federal Government’s proposed Year 1 ‘phonics test’ is another distraction from its agenda of ending needs-based funding to schools, the AEU said today.
More than half of students with disability who need funded support at school are not getting it, new data released by state and federal governments has shown.
A damning Auditor-General's Report into the failed VET FEE HELP scheme has confirmed the massive abuses of the poorly-designed system by for-profit providers.
The Federal Government’s decision to extend $20 million of funding to Teach for Australia while failing to maintain needs-based Gonski funding beyond 2017 is a sign of its misplaced priorities.
States and territories must use today’s meeting of education ministers in Melbourne to continue to resist the Federal Government’s plan to end needs-based Gonski funding, the AEU said today.
Detailed NAPLAN results released today are further evidence of the damage inequity causes to students reaching their potential.
Australia’s continuing decline in the PISA international school test results shows the urgent need for investment in disadvantaged schools.
The Federal Government’s new VET Student Loans scheme will do little to stop dodgy private operators and won’t give TAFEs the investment they need.
The 2016 TIMSS results show the need for greater investment in disadvantaged schools and more specialist maths and science teachers.
A new report into the benefits of early childhood education shows the Federal Government must guarantee universal access to 15 hours of four-year-old preschool after 2017, and extend funding to ensure the same access for three-year-olds, the AEU said today.
On World Teachers’ Day the AEU has called on all governments to recognise the long-term effects of rising workloads on teachers by ensuring all schools have the resources they need.
All governments must invest more in quality vocational education through TAFEs and apprenticeships, the Australian Education Union and the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union said today.
Shocking new evidence of rorting and waste among for-profit private vocational training companies is more evidence to ban them from government funding and to properly fund TAFEs.
Today’s Senate Estimates hearing has once again shown that Education Minister Simon Birmingham cannot explain his funding plan, which will cut $3.9 billion in Gonski funding from schools, the AEU said today.
The AEU has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to scrap the disastrous VET FEE-HELP loans scheme, but has warned all governments now need to invest in TAFEs to ensure Australians have access to high quality vocational education.
Education Minister Simon Birmingham must abandon plans to scrap Gonski funding.
The Coalition’s calls to shift funding between States as part of their new schools funding system are an attempted distraction from their refusal to honour the full six years of the Gonski agreements.
A new OECD report has shown Australian teachers have bigger classes and more teaching hours than the OECD average and our school resourcing is less equitable than other nations.
A delegation of educators and parents from across Australia will visit Canberra today to tell MPs how Gonski funding is working and urge the Coalition not to cut needs-based funding after 2017.
A new analysis of schools funding, based on My School data, shows the Barnett Government has made huge cuts to schools funding across WA and has failed to pass on needs-based Gonski funding from the Federal Government to public schools.
Today’s Productivity Commission report into education which claims Australia’s student performance has not improved despite increased funding ignores the unfair distribution of resources prior to needs-based Gonski funding, the AEU said today.
The Turnbull Government’s claims it will deliver need-based funding to schools after 2017 have been exposed as completely false by a new analysis showing their funding plan would see 62% of extra federal funding go to private schools, which educate fewer disadvantaged students than the public system.
The Turnbull Government needs to give schools the Gonski resources they need for their students, not more tests, the AEU said today.