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$219 million fund boost across 2000 NSW schools

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This is such great news. Hooray for the Australian public school system.
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How good is this? Good to see that the government funds are put to good use!
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That's a big boost
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You can see Mike Baird and Adrian Piccoli are doing the best they can with State Public Education but that is difficult with a Federal Government who has cut by two-thirds the funding recommended by Gonski.
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NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli? said the investment would allow schools to get beyond just supporting students to targeting teaching and learning.

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That's a great news that government has decided to spend money to increase educational resources and educate the kids.
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There are no losers.
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The schools that had their money redirected didn't need it as much as those that were granted the extra funding. I hope no one who sends their child to a public school would deny the right of a child at a more needy school to get the share of the funding necessary to lift them to national standards. Anyone who thinks that way should have their children in a privately funded institution receiving none of the badly needed resources governments should be directing to our inclusive public schools.
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So where can I find the stats around government adjustments to private school funding?
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This is great to see the government giving to education instead of taking from it.
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Randwick Boys lost up to $41,000 in needs-based funding, while Ultimo Public also took a hit, losing more than $10,000 because of a change in the student need for English language proficiency support.

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The United States should put more into children's education. It's rather sad how many programs have been cut.
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The one thing I think the public can agree on is money being spent in the school system. I am sure there will be taxes and other fees that will come from this but it is for a good cause.
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Mr Piccoli said in 2017 local public schools will receive over $4 million in additional needs-based funding. “The NSW Government is delivering on its commitment to deliver additional school funding based on student need,” Mr Piccoli said.
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Some schools across NSW, including Westfield Sports High, Greenacre and Campbelltown Performing Arts will gain hundreds of thousands of dollars in extra funding next year after the state government announced a record $219 million funding investment according to the Gonksi needs-based funding formula.

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What a wonderful example of the importance of education.
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That's a great news that government has decided to spend money to increase educational resources and educate the kids.
It should be mandated that all governments invest in future generations.
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Always for the kids getting more money. They should have given more than that.
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