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Gonski is half the battle, trusting teachers is the next step

Thompson, G. (2012) Gonski is half the battle, trusting teachers is the next step. The Conversation, 3 September .

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Today the Prime Minister will announce the government’s full policy response on schools funding, following the Gonski report earlier this year.

The Gonski report recommended a funding boost across the sector, and the government gave strong indications there would be increased funding for independent schools.

But ahead of the response, it’s timely today to remind our politicians on both sides that the health of a democracy can be judged, not by how well we educate our richest, but on how well we educate our poorest. It’s not just more funding, but more equitable funding that is needed.

And not only do we need to give teachers and schools the resources they need, the next step is to trust teachers to get on with the job.

Publication Type: Non-refereed Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Publisher: The Conversation Media Group
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