School Funding Review: equity and funding in education is a critical issue for students

VicSRC is pleased to share our submission to the Government School Funding Review.

While we we’re pleased to see the instatement of the Schools, Camps and Excursion Fund in the last state budget there is still a gap in the way funding is allocated for students.

School Funding Review

Students are at the centre of education in schools. They have strong understandings and ideas about what works, and ways to improve learning and teaching. We see this consultation process as a critical opportunity to talk to students about their views on school funding in Victoria.

Equity and funding in education is a critical issue for students. It was identified as a top issue in our consultation on the Education State. Last year students at our annual congress pass a resolution calling for a reinstatement of the Education Maintenance Allowance. EMA affects 200,000 students across Victoria and support for financially disadvantaged students and other avenues of financial support for student was seen as the highest priority.

While we we’re pleased to see the instatement of the Schools, Camps and Excursion Fund in the last state budget there is still a gap in the way funding is allocated for students. The message was again reinforced at the 2015 VicSRC Regional Conferences. We held 12 conferences in metro and regional
Victoria were we talked to over 1000 students who ranked ‘School funding and equity’ as the second most important issue concerning students.

Download the VicSRC School Funding Review | July 2015

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