So where do Independent schools get funding for capital works? The answer is, almost entirely from parents. They contribute close to 90 per cent of the cost.
However the total funding for private schools is about 45% more at $18,000 per student with $10,500 coming mainly from fees paid by parents and $7,500 from Governments.
In fairness, we know NAPLAN is not the only indicator of student outcomes, so perhaps 'Gonski' is making a difference in some other area, like student wellbeing or attendance.
The first truth is that the Australian schooling system is not in crisis and overall continues to perform above the OECD average in all categories.
Goals are certainly useful in driving improvements, but there doesn’t appear to be much debate about how they will contribute to educational improvements.
Now, Australian schooling is the hardest working unit of the world Testing Industry using techniques that Finland and other leading countries would not touch with a 50m barge-pole. No self-respecting education system would.
An avalanche of homosexual and transgender material is flooding into the curriculum from high school to pre-school – all without parents' knowledge.
But that industrial era is ending and so what is now the role for schools? Here are four scenarios of what could happen.
In the higher education sector, such a culture has ensured a declining quality in teaching especially in the newer and regional universities.
Advocating for tolerance and inclusion is one of the fundamental requirements of an elected member.
I feel I must also stand up for all schools by explaining that VAGO recommendations for even closer financial scrutiny are without justification, or a basic understanding of the education system.
The new and brash head of CSIRO, Larry Marshall, recently announced plans to get rid of scientists from the Land and Water division.