For three decades, the education budget has increased by so many multiples of every other area of government spending, and so many multiples of the CPI, it makes my head spin.
Those decades of evidence show, convincingly, that hundreds of billions of dollars - additional funding - hasn't improved educational outcomes in Australia. On the contrary, Australia's global ranking on basic lifetime skills and knowledge continue to go down, down, down.
Yet, both the Liberal and the Labor parties continue to throw (or promise to throw) more and more money into eduction. Neither party is able to provide evidence that there will, this time, be improved outcomes.
It's called evidence-based funding.
Not something we do in this country.
Imagine how much dumber the future generations of politicians will be.
Nah. Don't think about it. Your head will explode.