Public schools face a real cut of over $670 million a year unless the Federal Government substantially lifts its investment in public education, argues this report.
This report finds that:
- Public schools will receive $673 million less in real terms in 2015/16 than they did in the last financial year (2011/12). That is a 12 per cent cut and the equivalent of 7,000 teacher jobs at a time when public schools are forecast to grow.
- Private schools will receive $1.3 billion more in real terms in 2015/16 than they did in 2011/12. That is an increase in funding of 15 per cent.