Journal article

Private schools and the future of public education in australia

BJ Caldwell

Phi Delta Kappan | Published : 2011

Abstract

Private schools their funding arrangements, accountability frameworks, and the impact of their sustained growth on the future of public schools are the hottest topic in Australia in mid-2011. Funding arrangements are under review this year, and it will be the most far-reaching review since 1973. Transparency and accountability are also a concern. Finally, there is concern that as students move up through the grades, they are more likely to attend a private school even if they come from disadvantaged communities.