How did this bias piece of Catholic education advertising get into this website?
This man who is a CEO of a private business claims private education deserves tax payers dollars! I'd like to ask which other private enterprises around Australia blatantly demand their right to that which they haven't earned. A few points from his article:
- Catholic funding per student as taken from the MySchool data is not accurate as private education providers (catholic/independent) pressured the govt to include only common regular income ie student fee, govt contributions. It does not include private donations or money gained from bank interest. As he says: "The Catholic sector in Australia is a big and genuinely national enterprise"
- The writer, Ron Dullard, demands further tax funds ie taking it away from funding public hospital, paying for police, nurse and doctors eg: "Equally non-government schools require a proportionate share of increased funding."
- Lastly the man also takes credit for the quality of his teachers. I would like to point out that the quality of those teachers was forged in public education. The private sector has a long history of poaching experienced teachers from the public sector. They don't invest the time or effort in providing the training or experience to create quality teachers, they just cherry pick them.
I feel really disgusted at the way private education institutions believe that they should be provided any semblance of equal funding with public school. They are elitist money grabbing organisations that have actively contributed to undermining public education and the guarantee of free quality education for all.