Australian private schools overfunded, public schools underfunded
A new report reveals Australian private schools are overfunded by $800 million, while public schools face a $4.5 billion funding shortfall. Tasmania's public schools are underfunded, impacting educational performance. The report calls for public schools to be fully funded to the Schooling Resource Standard by 2028. The funding gap has widened since 2018, with private schools overfunded by $800 million in 2023. The state government seeks increased federal funding for public schools.