Jim McMorrow

Journal article

Imperatives in schools funding: equity, sustainability and achievement

AER 60 takes the 2011 Gonski Review of Funding for Schooling as a vantage point, from which to consider the national funding of schools in Australia, past and future. Abstract

The 2012 federal budget: implications for public schools

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...
Discussion paper

Real reform in schools funding

There is a lot at stake over the next few months in the countdown to the Gonski panel's final advice on schools funding. That advice, and the Government’s response, could determine the long-term future of schooling across Australia and, in particular, the nature and quality...

The Rudd Government's budget priorities for government and non-government schools: the latest evidence

The author argues that an “unfair and dysfunctional” funding system put in place by the Howard government that should be scrapped. The report also finds that: • by the end of the current schools funding agreement in 2012/13, private schools will have received $47 billion...

Updating the evidence: the Rudd Government's intentions for schools

This paper examines the Rudd Government’s funding decisions for schools since the May 2008 Budget and the analysis in the author's earlier report Reviewing the evidence: Issues in Commonwealth funding of government and non-government schools in the Howard and Rudd years (August, 2008). It does...