Education experts tell Simon Birmingham that changes could lead states to back out of Gonski 2.0

Simon Birmingham should refuse to bow to the Catholic school sector’s demands over funding reform to avoid giving ammunition to state governments eager for an excuse to back out of Gonski 2.0 commitments, education experts have warned.

Amid increasing pressure on the education minister to cave-in to demands from the Catholic and independent school sectors for a better funding deal, advocates have warned any concession to the non-government sector could have implications when the commonwealth sits down to negotiate a long-term funding deal with state governments later this year.

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