Right now, our schools are chronically underfunded, putting pressure on teachers, students and parents. The Greens know that schools offer opportunity, and believe that every Australian child deserves a world-class education. That's why our schools policy is based on needs, not sectors or means.
Our schools face systemic inequalities and cuts to funding. The Gonski Review of Funding for Schooling found that Australia's educational performance has declined by international standards over the past decade. It found that years of underinvestment in education has led to deep inequalities in Australia's school systems.
The Greens have a vision for the future – one where every child has a chance at success. Whether it's going to university or TAFE, or taking on a trade – we need an education system that gives every child this opportunity. That's why the Greens support a sector-blind, needs-based school funding system.