Teacher journal archive (2008-2011)

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The Australian and Sydney’s Daily Telegraph, both News Corporation dailies, came out firing at funding policies that suggest, according to data from the revamped My School website, that government schools teaching disadvantaged students receive less government funding than some more affluent non-government schools. Justine Ferrari in the Australian published figures in a table titled ‘Failing the fairness test’ that showed wide discrepancies in government funding per student to schools with the same My School Index of Community Socio- Educational Advantage (ICSEA). In some cases, non-government schools with a high ICSEA appear to receive more government funding per student than government schools with a low ICSEA. According to Australian Education Union Federal President Angelo Gavrielatos, ‘The funding system is clearly broken and needs to be fixed.’