Private teachers claim that they remain confused as to how the Gonski review will affect their schools. This has prompted a key union to ask the Government for clearer, more transparent information.
The main concern seems to be worry and confusion surrounding the slow start to extra funding outlined in last week’s federal budget. While $2.8 billion in extra federal spending has been earmarked over the next four years, the budget also includes $2.1 billion in savings. Which is being redirected from national partnership funding. Even more will be saved when higher education cuts are accounted for.