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Cut Catholic & private fund, raise teaching ATARs

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Major changes to school funding and introducing strong consequences for universities that don't raise teaching ATAR requirements are part of a new spate of education recommendations for the next Commonwealth government in Australia. The Grattan Institute, an independent think tank dedicated to public policy, has also backed the implementation of a model that takes parental income into account when calculating needs-based funding in a wide-ranging list of education recommendations.

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For all you anti private school people, I hope one day when you force private schools to close, those families pack up and move overseas for their children’s education. Good luck losing 50% of income tax revenue that funds a great deal of “free” public services. Do the maths.
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That would get this swing voters vote!
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Talking is cheap abolishing funds is very expensive at the elections.
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It's pointless raising the ATAR requirements for Teaching degrees. This won't attract more people to the job. Improving wages and conditions, as well as the public profile of teachers will do so much more.
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It's pointless raising the ATAR requirements for Teaching degrees. This won't attract more people to the job. Improving wages and conditions, as well as the public profile of teachers will do so much more.
Dumping down a degree is why the standards fell in the first place.
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Abolish all funding to non public schools as these are lifestyle choices of the parents to send kids there. If its OK for the LNP to cut funding to indigenous remote communities which Abbott referred to as"Lifestyle choice", then do the same to private schools as public education is constitutionally guaranteed.
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What I am saying is that it won't make more high achievers apply. It will just mean that there will be less students in the degree, creating shortages in the future. At the moment, the Dept of Ed in NSW is converting PE teachers into Maths teachers because of a shortage. Changing the ATAR cut-off will not change this situation one iota.
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Independent and religious based schools have their place in society. If it wasn’t for those schools the financial burden on State schools would not be sustainable.
There are some quite poor non-state schools and there are some very rich public schools (particularly in the north shore and eastern Sydney). There is no real answer, but it is certainly not to pull funding from a single sector of schools.
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Independent and religious based schools have their place in society. If it wasn’t for those schools the financial burden on State schools would not be sustainable.
There are some quite poor non-state schools and there are some very rich public schools (particularly in the north shore and eastern Sydney). There is no real answer, but it is certainly not to pull funding from a single sector of schools.
exactly! It’s not the simple fix some think. I know of at least 2 public schools (not in the areas you mentioned) sitting on millions. Not allocated, just savings. But then I guess there’s an argument for principals who can efficiently manage funds. If some can, why can’t others?
I wish they’d stop blaming the “rich” private schools for poor funding models in schools... like the public system could manage with those extra students.
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IMHO the taxpayer shouldn’t fund independent schools at all - the $ should all go towards state schools... parents who choose to send their kids to independent schools can pay for it, or stick with their taxpayer funded state school.
And parental income should not be considered by schools - that’s what paying taxes is about.
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It’s not the ATAR a person gets but their attitude that makes them a great teacher!! Some of the smartest people I know would make terrible teachers.... Politicians have NO idea, especially when it comes to education!!
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How much of the Disability loading (calculated on the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data) trickles down to schools and students? Eg - What percentage of the 42% loading for a primary student given Supplementary support does the child’s school receive? Many advocates are still waiting for answers from their State ed departments on this issue.
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