The federal government’s new schools funding scheme is scarcely Gonski as it was originally envisioned. It is certainly not a major increase in funding to NSW. It yields over 10 years what was supposed to be given to education in the next two!
It is also full of the usual rhetoric about funding never having been greater, better teaching, sector-blind etc. I have just listened to the NSW Premier say it will mean that $1.7 billion “savings” in education will have to be found if the current funding agreement is not honoured. Isn’t that a euphemism for funding cuts? No prizes for guessing where the biggest cuts will be made.