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What’s to become of the ACT’s middle class schools under needs based funding

By johnboy - 15 May 2013 3

While everyone who supports public education chants the mantra of Gonski there are questions about what it means for schools that have been going well to date.

The Liberals’ Jeremy Hanson is starting to ask difficult questions about just what the ACT has signed up to:

n question time today Katy Gallagher refused to outline how much money the ACT would receive under Gonski funding and refused to guarantee that it wouldn’t be less than the amount the ACT currently receives. ACT Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson said Katy Gallagher must immediately assure ACT parents that she will not accept a reduction in funding for ACT schools under Gonski.

“Katy Gallagher’s refusal to outline what offer is on the table under Gonski or guarantee that she will not accept a reduction in funding for ACT schools rings alarm bells that Gonski will be a bad deal for Canberra families,” Mr Hanson said.

“The Federal Budget papers reveal that national investment in school funding will decrease by $325 million over the forward estimates under Gonski, and we want to make sure that Canberra schools will not bear the brunt of these cuts.

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What’s to become of the ACT’s middle class schools under needs based funding
Thumper 8:19 am 16 May 13

Gonski, at present, is simply a bunch of meaningless motherhood statements and large sums of money.

Mr Evil 7:31 am 16 May 13

All I can say is that no matter what, it’s got to be odds on that Federal Labor will screw this up too – just like they did with pretty much every other program they’ve touched since being in power.

Not that I think Jesus’ Liberal representative, Tony Abbott, would do any better……..

HiddenDragon 9:45 pm 15 May 13

If it turns out to be the case (surely not) that there will be a reduction on current funding levels, or current projected funding levels, Jeremy may have done more for Zed’s Senate campaign than all the lame issues that Zed himself has been chasing after in recent weeks. The “I give a Gonski slogan” is sufficiently catchy and vacuous to distract attention from all sorts of sins.

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