Public schools lean on $1.8b ‘private income’ – but is that a good thing?

1 March 2021

Anyone who’s slaved over a school sausage sizzle may not be surprised to learn that parents and friends raise an average $752 a year for every state school student in Australia.

But University of Queensland education expert Dr Anna Hogan says some important sociological questions are sizzling alongside all those sausages. 

“Australian schools are using inventive fundraising methods and it’s important that governments, teachers and parents have the information to consider the effects and implications of underwriting public education this way,” Dr Hogan said.

Read more over on UQ News.