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Figures now Prove that State Aid to Private Religious Schools is Economic Stupidity

Press Release 608

or half a century DOGS have argued that State Aid to private schools was not only bad social policy, educating those able to pay for the first class ticket to heaven and the good job. It would, in the end, prove disastrous if not stupid - economically.

The dissembling, false claims, scare mongering and misuse of statistics by the private and religious school sector over the last fifty years is now under scrutiny from another group that include statistics experts - the Save Our Schools gurus.

A Roof, An Education or Neither? Public Education the only way forward for Families

Press Release 607

Australian parents, especially aspirational parents who believe the hype of private schools - are caught in an impossible situation. If they can’t afford the fees of private schools – who only want those who can pay, pray, or perform, they run the risk of losing – everything!

Accountability and Transparency: Victorian Auditor General Finally Moves on Private Religious Schools

Press Release 606

For the last fifty years DOGS have contended that privatisation means abdication of Ministerial responsibility for the expenditure of taxpayer moneys. We have little trust in our political system to keep the bastards honest. But has State Aid to private religious schools also meant the muzzling of the Office of the Auditor General?

State AId to Private Religious Schools is Uneconomic: It ever was, is, and shall be!

Press Release 605

Since the 1960s DOGS have claimed that State Aid to private religious schools was too expensive- both uneconomic and divisive.
Now, those espousing various versions of the ‘Needs’ policy are confronted by the figures. Consider the ACER research at http://research.acer.edu.au/aer/14 and http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/education-experts-say-2-billion...

Free education - the Basic Right of Children - under Threat.

Press Release 604

ree public education has existed for more than a century in Australia, and Abbott and Pyne through their think tanks, are attempting to change this.

PUBLIC EDUCATION SHOULD BE FREE, SECULAR AND UNIVERSAL, OPEN TO ALL CHILDREN, WITH WEALTHY OR POOR PARENTS.

IF ABBOTT THROWS EDUCATION BACK TO THE STATES THE TAXING

POWER SHOULD FOLLOW IT!

American Politicians Promise ‘Free” Education for the Presidential Election while Abbott and Pyne Seek to Load our Students with Debt

Press Release 603

 

AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR THE DEFENCE OF GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS

 

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American Politicians Promise ‘Free” Education for the Presidential Election while Abbott and Pyne Seek to Load our Students with Debt

 

A Secular Chronology starting with Magna Carta: Max Wallace

Press Release 602

AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR THE DEFENCE OF GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS

 

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SEPARATION OF RELIGION AND THE STATE

 

A SECULAR AND RELATED MATTERS CHRONOLOGY

Max Wallace

 

David Gonski: The 'Charitable' Man avoiding the ' Rights' of Children

Press Release 601

 

 

 

AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR THE DEFENCE OF GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS

 

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DAVID GONSKI:

THE MAN THE ‘CHARITABLE MAN’, AVOIDING THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN

 

Public Funding of Catholic Schools Outstrips that of Public Schools in Victorian Electorates

Press Release 600

AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR THE DEFENCE OF GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS

 

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PUBLIC FUNDING OF CATHOLIC SCHOOLS OUTSTRIPS

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

IN VICTORIAN ELECTORATES

 

DOGS received the following letter with statistical information from a recently retired Public Schools Adviser.

 

 

Restore the "Free" to " Free Secular and Universal" Public Education

Press Release 599

The latest migration of Asian students into our public education institutions should be welcomed so long as education remains ‘free’. Our public schools should remain openly accessible without fees, and without any entrance requirements. Once barriers are introduced, the essential nature of our great public systems are badly compromised.

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