Costs of private schools 'substantially met' by public funds, says report

Former principals argue private schools are rapidly becoming public because government funding covers far more expenses than fees
Chris Bonnor and Bernie Shepherd: Can we really call schools private when they get so much public money?

Two former school principals Chris Bonner and Bernie Shepherd have said private schools are rapidly becoming public schools, based on the amount of public funding they receive.

Bonner and Shepherd, authors of a school funding analysis Uneven Playing Field – the state of Australia’s schools, said the argument that subsidising private schools to save public funds was questionable.

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