Every public school student deserves a quality education
We need a federal government willing to invest in every child
What is the state of public school education in Victoria?
Public schools educate the majority of Victorian students, including 80% of students facing disadvantage. Every child deserves a high quality education, including all the individual support they need to achieve their potential.
$14bn cut from public schools
The Morrison government has cut $14 billion from public schools and handed billions extra to wealthy private schools. His plan will leave 99% of public schools below the basic resource standard.
Not enough staff & resources
Bill Shorten’s Labor has pledged to reverse these cuts and stop kids missing out. Currently, our schools don’t have the staffing and resources to give students the attention and support they need.
Labor’s promise of $14 billion extra for public schools will mean smaller class sizes, more one-on-one support, additional teachers and support staff, and more support for children with disability.
Our public school children deserve better
More teachers and support staff
180,000 new students will enter Victoria’s school system in the next decade. Public schools cater for the vast majority of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. To ensure every child can meet their potential, our schools need smaller class sizes, more one-on-one support, additional teachers and support staff, and more support for children with disability.
Increase funding for our schools
We want to see every public school reach 100% of their funding needs by 2023. That means electing a government that will reinvest the $14 billion cut under the Liberal Morrison government and establish a capital fund to ensure all students are educated in up-to-date classrooms and learning spaces.
Tom - Student
Tom has Asperger’s Syndrome, an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) that affects people’s communication and socialisation abilities. Tom’s mother, Jody, says, “Kids like Tom can get so lost in the education system. There needs to be more funding to help these kids within all schools.”
Support Fair Funding Now!
The Liberal government has rigged the system against public school students, cutting $14 billion from public schools while gifting an extra $4.6 billion to private schools. Worse, Scott Morrison’s plan means 99% of public schools will be underfunded if he wins government on 18 May.
We’re building a massive movement for public education in Victoria – and we need you. Together we can make sure every Victorian student gets the education they deserve. Join us today!