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Record investment in NSW schools

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Students in Reid will benefit from the Morrison Government’s record $7.6 billion funding for schools in New South Wales next year, up from $7.1 billion in 2021.

Funding for NSW schools has grown 72 per cent since the Government came to office, and is locked in to grow a further 39 per cent between now and 2029.

Between 2018 and 2029, NSW schools will receive more than $96 billion through the Quality Schools package.

Government schools in NSW will see the biggest increase, from $2.4 billion in 2018, to $4.2 billion in 2029.

Nationally, the Morrison Government will provide a record $24.8 billion in recurrent funding for all Australian schools in 2022.

Dr Fiona Martin MP said the Government’s record investment in NSW schools was in investment in our future.

“We’re giving kids in Reid the best possible chance to get the best education and reach their full potential,” Dr Fiona Martin said.

“We have many great schools in Reid filled with hard-working dedicated teachers and the Government is backing them, so they can focus on giving their students the best education.”

Minister Tudge said locking in record funding means states, territories and schools could now focus on lifting standards.

“We are committed to seeing our school students once again performing among the top nations across reading, mathematics and science by 2030,” Minister Tudge said.

“To do this we need more than funding – we need to attract the best students into teaching and give them the best training, fix our curriculum and back our teachers with strong assessment tools.

The Government launched a review of initial teacher education last month which is due to report later this year.

The National Curriculum is also under review, with the independent body ACARA currently seeking public feedback on draft proposed changes.

 

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