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On April 1st Online Opinion published an article entitled Funding private schools a public good’, written by Stephen Elder. Mr Elder’s article rests on the common claim that governments substantially save money when students attend non-government schools. But Bernie Shepherd’s analysis of recurrent funding ofCatholic schools in Victoria suggests a very different story. Rather than representing a saving, the amount given to run Victorian Catholic schools each year is over $50 million dollars more than that given to similar government schools. The data on how much money goes into school bank accounts, and where it comes from, is on the My School website for all to see. It is now up to Mr Elder to clearly source and justify his claims. Update: Mr Elder now has a second article in OLO with some more odd claims. For what it is worth I've added some comments.  
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  • This is a must, not only for what it says but for who is saying it: The Worst of Both Worlds: How the US and UK are Influencing Education in Australia by Stephen Dinham, ACE National President.
  • For cherry picking evidence Kevin Donnelly has no equal. I don't have a link to his latest and you can't read it anyway without paying. If I must read The Oz it will be at an airport where they give them away. But do read Margaret Clark's response. My recent foray into My School data shows almost no student achievement gain for over $3bn public investment in mainly high ICSEA private schools. Watch this space
  • Trevor Cobbold's latest 'Private schools are no better' is a good read. Bernie Shepherd and I will have more to say on this later this year.
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