While Australia has a relatively high-performing system, the achievement of our students since 2000 has been in decline at all levels. Weʼre losing the ascendancy on reading, and maths and science literacy, and there is a 2-3 year learning gap between our best and most disadvantaged students. So concerned is NSW about this equity gap that Barry OʼFarrellʼs Liberal Government is already pursuing a “Gonski-plus” approach to funding with financial loadings for the disadvantaged students who are over-represented in government schools.

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