A main issue with the Gonski funding will be how the SES is calculated and applied. Being a very blunt tool based on postcodes, it will be useful to know how it will be applied to the many schools in poor areas that charge high and very high fees and have huge assets such as Geelong Grammar located in Corio, Victoria. Clearly, not all people in a poor postcode are poor.
Child poverty is one of the great challenges of developed, industrialised countries today. How can we ensure the best opportunities for poor children to grow up and be better off than their parents? Professor of Economics at Stanford University, Ray Chetty, made a presentation in the University of Oslo Aula on the 24 October 2016. This is a summary of the presentation. Link to the full presentation below this article.