Disadvantage accelerates as private school funding rises six times public schools over the decade – Michael West

School funding wars just beginning

By 2029 public schools will be underfunded by $60 billion; private schools overfunded by $6 billion. In the decade to 2019, private schools received an extra $2,164 per student, public schools just $334 per student. The huge costs to society as a result of such disadvantage includes higher unemployment, poor health and low economic growth but Minister Alan Tudge claims the school funding wars over. Trevor Cobbold reports.

Disadvantage accelerates as private school funding rises six times public schools over the decade – Michael West