Catholic school funding deal is hunger relief for the well fed. We now spend more public money on private schools than any other advanced economy #auspol More Here;

Our new Prime Minister suggests his latest cash-splash to the education sector, which indisputably educates the better-off, is a solution to the schools funding wars? This isn’t even a cease-fire.

According to the OECD, Australia now spends more public money on private schools than any other advanced economy and that was before Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s extraordinary announcement yesterday that a further $4.5 billion of taxpayers’ money is to be thrown at fee-charging schools.

Contrast that with another OECD report released about a year ago, which revealed that Australia β€” even post the Gonski funding β€” is the third lowest funder of public schools in the OECD with only Turkey and Colombia doing worse.

Yet our new Prime Minister suggests his latest cash-splash to the education sector that indisputably mostly educates the children of the better-off is a solution to the schools funding wars.

Then he attempts to justify it as part of the sector blind, needs-based funding scheme that once was Gonski.

How can that be? Most of the children who attend fee-charging schools are not, in fact, very needy…

Source: The Catholic school funding deal is hunger relief for the well fed – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)