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Independence Matters blog

Welcome to ISA’s blog Independence Matters, providing accurate information, news and views with a national focus on school funding and other education issues relating to Independent schools.

A common myth about government funding being used in extravagant building programs in Independent schools

Myth: Government funding is used to fund extravagant building programs in Independent schools.

Fact: There are strict rules on the use of government recurrent funding to Independent schools, it cannot be used for capital works.

A common myth about the new school funding package

Myth: The Gonski 2.0 school funding package gives big funding increases to Independent schools while funding for government schools goes backwards.

Fact: Under the new arrangements, funding growth for government schools, on average, will be 24 per cent faster than for Independent schools.

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