The ABC’s Natasha Robinson reports (1.3.17) on the Australian Education Union’s campaign to highlight federal government inaction on delivering school funding and resources in line with the Gonski Report’s recommendations.
‘The political battle over the Gonski funding model for lifting educational disadvantage is being taken to the streets.
‘The national education union is setting off on a bus tour across the country in a bid to save the controversial plan, protesting what it says are rollbacks to the Gonski funding model.
‘Businessman David Gonski proposed a series of reforms designed to level the playing field between privileged and disadvantaged students.
‘The model directs extra funding towards schools with high numbers of students of low socio-economic background and has been used by schools to fund specialist teachers and literacy programs.
‘The schools are located across the country and hundreds have already received boosted funding. But the Australian Education Union (AEU) has warned the Gonski model is under imminent threat.’