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Schools in the Inner CIty - At Last

4th November 2016
Press Release 679

                                         AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR THE DEFENCE OF GOVERNMENT

SCHOOLS

 

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Schools in the Inner City – at last

CitySchools4CityKids team

Denise Fung-Henderson, Michelle Styles and Jo Fallshaw

 

Wither Charter Schools?

30th October 2016
Press Release 678

                                   AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR THE DEFENCE OF GOVERNMENT

SCHOOLS

 

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WITHER CHARTER SCHOOLS ?

 

AUSTRALIA , AMERICA AND ENGLAND

 

Independent 'Gonski' Funding Body: An Effective Way to Co-opt and Silence Public School Lobbyists

21st October 2016
Press Release 677

                                                    AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR THE DEFENCE OF GOVERNMENT

SCHOOLS

 

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INDEPENDENT ‘GONSKI’ ADMINISTRATIVE BODY :

An Effective Way to Co-Opt and Silence Public School Lobbyists


Sweetheart Deals with the Catholic Church are Nothing New in Australian Education

15th October 2016
Press Release 676

                                                  AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR THE DEFENCE OF GOVERNMENT

SCHOOLS

 

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SWEETHEART DEALS WITH THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ARE

NOTHING NEW IN AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION

 

PRIVATISATION OF PUBLIC EDUCATION : A LITANY OF FAILURES: A Talk Delivered to PIBCI ( Public Interests Before Corporate Interests) 2 October 2016

7th October 2016
Press Release 675

                                       AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR THE DEFENCE OF GOVERNMENT

SCHOOLS

 

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PRIVATISATION OF PUBLIC EDUCATION : A LITANY OF FAILURES:

A Talk Delivered to PIBCI ( Public Interests Before Corporate Interests)

2 October 2016

Birmingham Admits that Some Private Schools are Overfunded : Who said that the State Aid issue was buried by any Needs Policy?

1st October 2016
Press Release 674

                                     AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR THE DEFENCE OF GOVERNMENT

SCHOOLS

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Birmingham  Admits that Some Private Schools are Overfunded

Who said that the State Aid issue was buried by any Needs Policy?

Birmingham and the Corruption of Gonski

27th September 2016
Press Release 673

The declaration of Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham that a fix is needed on Gonski ‘corruption’ is correct. He even ( on Q & A 26/09/16) admitted to awareness of the ‘overfunding of wealthy schools’. But he has got the wrong end of the stick entirely.

The corruption of all Needs policies since the Karmel Report of 1973 has always been the outrageous diversion of money to the wealthy schools run by the religious institutions while the poor in public schools go begging. Nobody has been prepared to take on the biggest multinationals of all – the religious lobby.

Meeting Public Interests before Corporate Interests:Stop Privatisation of Public Schools

27th September 2016
Press Release 672

                                           AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR THE DEFENCE OF GOVERNMENT

SCHOOLS

 

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PUBLIC INTERESTS BEFORE CORPORATE INTERESTS

PIBCI

MEETING

STOP PRIVATISATION OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Ken Boston of Gonski fame Mourns Loss of Needs Based Funding: But What Else did he expect?

17th September 2016
Press Release 671

                                                AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR THE DEFENCE OF GOVERNMENT

SCHOOLS

 

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KEN BOSTON OF GONSKI FAME MOURNS THE LOSS OF NEEDS BASED

FUNDING

BUT WHAT ELSE DID HE EXPECT?

The Reality and the Rhetoric Behind Educational Inequality

15th September 2016
Press Release 670

Most of the commentary and debate in mainstream think tanks, interest groups, and political debates circle around the issue of growing educational inequalities.

The effects of inequalities, - if any are acknowledged - will have upon the national economy take centre stage. The political elite are waking up to the fact that their ‘globalisation’ ‘trickle down’ rhetoric has not convinced vast swathes of disadvantaged, disaffected voters. Hence the Brexit, Trump, and ‘Independents in the Senate’ phenomenon. As the wealthy avoid tax, the middle classes are hollowed out, the poor fall further into poverty and homelessness, and the ‘economy’, our democracy, and our children suffer. Educational deprivation and the running down of public education is part of a much bigger picture.
Academics, think tank commentariats, and politicians happily get bogged down in “To fund, or not to fund” debates.
Nobody is prepared to be politically incorrect and take on the ‘poor parish school’ myth perpetuated by the religious lobby. They seem incapable of working out why our nineteenth century forebears centralised public education, stopped State Aid and increased equality of opportunity.

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