November 15, 2019
Education fundng needs to target inequity
The Child Poverty Action Group says the Government’s plan to take school zoning out of the hands of school boards and principals will improve equity.
Education spokesperson Janfrie Wakim says more dominant and popular schools have manipulated zoning provisions at the expense of struggling schools nearby.
She says while the Education Taskforce found competition between schools set up by the Tomorrow’s School model was the driver of educational inequality, there were other contributors.
Poverty and intergenerational disadvantage are also significant contributors to educational inequality, along with bias in the education system.
The group wants to see a substantial increase in operational funding for schools in low-income communities.
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