Dramatic intervention on school funding

In an unprecedented move, the head of NSW public education has been compelled to urgently write today to every public school principal in the state, instructing them not to rely upon or trust the funding figures released by the Turnbull Government.

Mr Mark Scott, NSW Department of Education Secretary, wrote:

“I am aware that the Commonwealth Education Minister has written to you with an estimate of the funding increases that your school will attract from the latest announcement. You should not rely on these figures for future planning or budgeting purposes.”

It is now clear that the Turnbull Government’s funding figures are a smokescreen for huge cuts to public schools, where every child and every school will lose.

Click here for Mark Scott’s email to principals.