Monday, February 16, 2004

Private schools and the AEU’s TV ad campaign

I was dubious when I first heard about the ad campaign; fearing that it may backfire on the union. To date, though, it seems to be working a treat – Brendan Nelson is foaming at the mouth like a rabid dog, and Association of Independent Schools of NSW boss, Terry Chapman does a nice line in self-righteous indignation:

He said if Commonwealth and state contributions were combined "you would find the high fee school quoted [in the ad] would be receiving about 25 to 30 per cent of the funding to the state school.

Okay, Terry – let’s talk about the combined Commonwealth and state contributions. Total per capita private school funding is inexorably approaching parity with per capita government school funding. This is a disgrace, purely and utterly.

See also: “Private schools as queue jumping

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