One in three students are educated by private schools so that means that 2/3 of students go to public schools. A recent poll shows that 70 per cent of people think that private schools receive too much money from the federal government. To go to a private school it can be around $30 000 dollars a year, but in the other hand public schools are only $60 to $1000 dollars a year. If private schools are getting all this money from parents, why would they need help from the government while public schools get nothing compared to private schools?
In Australia we are a democratic country that means that everyone should have an equal opportunity but that does not happen. Private schools are very selective to who goes to their schools. Public schools have to accept any student by law because they pay taxes. Private schools increase their fees because they need new equipment while public schools need to ask the government for money to do so which is difficult to get. Private schools also have a greater selection in subjects than public schools. This gives public schools a disadvantage.
Public schools only receive their money from the government while private schools get thousands of dollars from the parents as well money from the government. There was a report by the government saying that they need to invest 5 billion dollars on to the school funding system. The government needs to give more money to public schools and also put a system in place to focus on what each school really requires. For example if a school’s maths average is very low the government can provide funding to get some learning aids, more teachers and more equipment.
Schooling is an important decision in educating children. In today’s world more and more families are choosing to home school their children. While there are advantages and disadvantages to both options. The major factors in deciding which option is best are the learning environment, the curriculum, and meeting the needs of the child or children. Advantages: Home School Learning environment. ...
Money should be given to where it can make a difference. No private schools with indoor stadiums, pools and manicured ovals really require funds from the government while some public schools have old leaky portables, no heating and no air conditioning. Each school requires different help. Therefore the government should assistance the school in what they are struggling with and this will help students develop their required skills and hopefully in the long term ith better education, more job opportunities. Bibliography http://au. answers. yahoo. com/question/index? qid=20110522025710AAnP9uD http://www. abc. net. au/btn/story/s3440825. htm http://www. theage. com. au/opinion/society-and-culture/bias-rules-in-attack-on-schools-20110228-1bbn8. html#ixzz1wkVwMStC http://www. theage. com. au/opinion/society-and-culture/bias-rules-in-attack-on-schools-20110228-1bbn8. html#ixzz1wj5UAoRv http://www. bobinoz. com/blog/3335/cost-of-living-in-australia-school-fees/