ALL Education Should be Considered a Public Good
The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) rejects the inaccurate figures and divisive line taken towards Australian schooling by a new research paper asserting that public education is the only type of education that can be viewed as a public good.
The paper, Building Our Nation through Public Education by Professor Alan Reid, and released by the Australian Government Primary Principals Association (AGPPA), states that private schools “cannot, and can never be, public goods.”
The Independent school sector supports adequate funding for ALL Australian school students, across ALL school sectors. It supports the belief that education of an individual not only benefits that individual but benefits communities and society as a whole. These benefits are recognised and reinforced through government policies relating to compulsory school attendance and funding support for all not-for-profit schools.
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