Main Feature: In 2015 the AEU organised National Gonski Week to continue the push for needs-based funding in Australian schools. In this special episode we review what the Gonski funding model means, why it matters, and what is in store for the future of school funding. This episode includes interviews with Jane Caro, Adrian Piccoli and Maurie Mulheron discussing different aspects of the Gonski policy and the ongoing campaign, as well as an example of how Gonski funding is being implemente din schools, and Dan Haesler talking bout how the language of Gonski has changed in federal politics.
If you’ve got stories of educational success due to increased funding in schools then please share your story with us, to be included in our Gonski special episode, to be released on 31 October.
If you don’t have a story to share, then instead please tell us your answer to the question “Why does Gonski matter for our students?”
How to share your story:
From your smartphone, tablet, or laptop (any device with an internet connection and microphone) – click this link to go to our online voicemail system.
If you have your own recording device (or want to use the native recorder on your smart phone!) then send your recording to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Gonski Story”.
What to share:
When sharing your story, in the interests of privacy and propriety, please adhere to the following guidelines:
Only use your first name. (“Hi, I’m Cameron…”)
Tell us the type of school you work in, and the area of Australia. (“…and I teach in a public high school in South-Western Sydney, NSW…”)
Tell us a story of something your school has or is doing as a result of increased funding – or something you’re planning to do with future increases – and the outcomes for students (current or anticipated) that are coming from this program.
Aim for a maximum of 90 seconds in length.
And once you’ve done that, don’t forget to register your support for Gonski at www.igiveagonski.com.
That’s it! Nice and simple. We look forward to hearing from you as part of the TER Podcast GONSKI Week special!
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