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Funding Policy Vacuum Allows for Distractions

Funding Policy Vacuum Allows for Distractions

National Catholic Education Commission acting Executive Director Danielle Cronin says Catholic education leaders are becoming increasingly frustrated by the ongoing discussion of education policy via the media, rather than through consultation processes between the Commonwealth Government and key education stakeholders.

Ms Cronin said further media reports today create a distraction from the important funding policy discussions that have to begin soon and commence quickly as parents, schools and systems prepare for the current funding model to expire at the end of this year. 

“Funding discussion driven by Cabinet leaks and media speculation does not help parents,schools or school systems understand how Commonwealth school funding will support a quality education for Australia’s 3.8 million students in 2018 and beyond,” Ms Cronin said. READ MORE

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