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McMorrow Report highlights the importance of a needs based funding model
Analysis by education funding expert, Dr Jim McMorrow, highlights the precarious state of schools funding and questions the Federal Government's claim that it will deliver needs based funding to schools after 2017. The NSW SPC President, Chris Presland, said the report was a timely reminder of the importance of the Gonski Review.
"The needs based funding model underpinning the Gonski Review is about putting educational values back into schools funding by creating an equitable, sustainable and high quality education system. The Federal Government has the opportunity to create and sustain a new architecture for the Australian education system by committing to a needs based funding model."
As the McMorrow report explains, the politics of instability around funding creates an insecure and potentially volatile situation for schools in which they are expected to make decisions about educational goals, priorities and resource allocation within the context of continuing policy uncertainty.
"Schools deserve long-term policy certainty to enable planning and growth and the Gonski model of school funding is the only comprehensive funding model which delivers long term funding and stability which is sector blind and student focused. This is not a Public School versus Independent School issue. It affects everyone. Having funding certainty will enable our schools to invest in programs and resources which enable every child, in every school, to reach their potential," Mr Presland said.