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Educator: New study highlights funding gap between public and private schools

Private school funding in Australia has increased five times faster than that for public schools, a new study shows.

The analysis, conducted by Save Our Schools, is based on the Productivity Commission’s report on government services, highlights the growing funding gap between the two school sectors.

According to the data, which compared combined commonwealth and state government funding for schools in 2009-10 to 2019-20, funding for private schools has jumped by more than $3,000 per student over the last ten years, while per student funding in public schools rose by just $703.

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