Don’t blame the states for the lack of school funding

A new report from the Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) claims that concerns around inadequate funding of public schools should be directed at the states given federal government spending on public school students rose by 55% in the decade to 2018, easily beating the 43% increase in funding for private schools:

The Report on Government Services in education, released on Tuesday, shows in 2018 Canberra spent $2387 per student a year in government schools (excluding capital grants). That compares with $1825 a decade ago – an increase of 55 per cent.

In the same time, federal spending per private student went up by only 43 per cent to $8479.

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