Queensland state schools are the most underfunded in the country – only receiving 89.26% of the minimum funding outlined by the Gonski review.
Over the last 10 years of Labor and LNP Government, state funding per public school student has decreased by $128 while funding for private and catholic schools has increased by $220 and $246 per student respectively.
Queensland Labor and the Federal Coalition Government have created a massively unequal education system here in Griffith. This means that our local state school classrooms are under-resourced, teachers are overworked, and parents are covering the gap in creeping school resource fees.
The Greens will:
- Fully fund state schools, equating to an extra $142 million in funding for Griffith state schools
- Improve local teacher to student ratios
- Abolish out-of-pocket fees for parents and replace this with additional federal funding