Scott Morrison’s record on school funding: $6.5 billion every year in public school neglect & $10 billion in private school cash handouts by Adam Rorris
This report details thirteen critically unfair decisions in respect to school funding that the LNP government (with Scott Morrison as either Treasurer or PM) has made since 2015.
Public schools in Australia enrol the majority of all students and an even greater majority of students from low socio-economic backgrounds (SES). A proper needs based funding model would deliver greater investment to public schools.
The purpose of this expenditure analysis is to examine the extent to which budget allocations and financial agreements (between governments) will enable public schools to attain the Schooling Resource Standard (SRS) minimum funding levels that have been negotiated between governments.
Home internet access, family income, remoteness, mobility, family type, English proficiency, disability, housing, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status, and the impact of the 2019-2020 bushfires
What Census data reveals about the composition of public, Catholic and Independent schools in Australia.
The second report into how Gonski funding is lifting student results, profiles success at 24 schools across Australia.
Australian teachers are struggling under increasing workloads, which have become the key reason teachers consider leaving the profession.
Analysis of My School shows the WA Government has delivered cuts to public schools and bigger student/staff ratios
The Precarious State of Schools Funding in Australia following the 2016 Federal Election by Jim McMorrow August 2016
How Malcolm Turnbull’s Funding Plan will end needs-based funding and hurt disadvantaged schools.
How Gonski funding is lifting student results at 24 schools across Australia.
Australian schooling - the price of failure and reward for success A report prepared for the AEU by Adam Rorris, April 2016
Research shows Australia would be $72 billion better off if all students left school with minimum levels of literacy and numeracy.
The Capture of Public Wealth by the For-Profit VET Sector A Report prepared for the AEU by Serena Yu and Damian Oliver, Workplace Research Centre, University of Sydney Business School, January 2015
Research shows privatisation of vocational training and TAFEs has led to a drop in quality of courses and huge taxpayer-funded profits to private providers.
The 2014 Commonwealth Budget: Ending the schools funding 'unity ticket' A Report prepared for the AEU by J.F. McMorrow, June 2014
Research shows that Tony Abbott's decision to abandon needs-based Gonski funding for schools will lead to the loss of thousands of desperately needed teachers in disadvantaged schools.
What the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook statement means for schools A Report prepared for the AEU by J.F. McMorrow, January 2014
This report calls for the Abbott Government to fully fund the Gonski reforms, warning its less than one third commitment will leave schools across the country without an adequate level of resources.