Contrary to all impressions, 70% of Australian children attend public schools.According to an article in today's paper, nearly twice as much Federal funding is currently given to private schools - which are attended by a mere 30% of Aussie children. Over the next five years, as announced in the recent Federal budget, the funding to private schools will go over the edge of more than double the funding that is provided to public schools in this country.
"federal funding for private schools will increase from $5.8 billion to $7.5 billion over the next five years. Funding to public schools will rise from $3.1 billion to $3.4 billion over the next five years. Shame on us."Surely this can't be true?