07 DEC 2016
schools are delivering on maths, science and reading, the latest OECD figures
show, Catholic Education Melbourne Executive Director Stephen Elder says.
Program for International Student Assessment Report shows Australian Catholic
schools scoring above the OECD average in these three vital foundations of
learning,' Mr Elder said.
schools score higher than the government sector in maths, science and reading –
equivalent, the Australian Council for Educational Research finds "to around
one year of schooling".
with Australian results slipping overall, the Turnbull government needs to play
its part with another key foundation of education. It needs to provide
certainty on funding.
Minister Simon Birmingham may have retreated from his comment in September some
schools are ‘over-funded’, but has offered little in its place.
school funding arrangements expire at the end of next year.
the nearly 500 Catholic schools across Victoria do their best day in, day out
to guarantee the 200,000 children in their care – close to one in four of
students state-wide – receive the best possible education.
results show the results of their hard work.
'However, good teaching isn’t enough by
itself. Quality education and quality outcomes require financial certainty.
moment all we are getting out of Canberra is mixed messages.
Birmingham and his cabinet colleagues need to offer funding certainty – funding
certainty that will maintain choice in education allow our schools systems to
concentrate on the pursuit of excellence.'
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