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.