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Dimensions of poverty: Education. ACOSS 2011 National Conference Kathy Landvogt Good Shepherd Youth & Family Service. ‘ Education was free, because it served the public benefit’. Education should be free, secular and compulsory: Education Act Victoria 1872.

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Dimensions of poverty: Education

ACOSS 2011 National Conference

Kathy Landvogt

Good Shepherd Youth & Family Service


Education was free, because it served the public benefit’

  • Education should be free, secular and compulsory: Education Act Victoria 1872


Is education still a ticket to participation for all?

  • OECD report card for Australian education

  • = high quality but average equity

  • What went wrong?


Standard educational program

Voluntary = -$100

Not itemised

1st policy failure: user-pays


(Warrnambool High School 1915)

Some parent payments have always been accepted

e.g. cookery ingredients


But parents are being asked to pay more and more for textbooks, stationery, uniforms…


IT is now essential to the standard education program everywhere

  • "The technology is creating a sense of hope. This equipment gives an opportunity for students to be connected to the world and to discover the world. It's opening these children's eyes to pathways and opportunities outside their community, which gives them hope."


So why are parents paying for IT? everywhereAnd who is setting the limit?

Australia's State of Victoria is experimenting with an iPad pilot project; likely the first of many. Photo courtesy of Department of Education and Early Childhood Development


(Excursion to Lake everywhereBoga 1910)

  • Camps and excursions are a long-established part of public education



What parents pay everywhere

  • Year 7 example

  • Year 5 example

Textbooks $340

i-pad $682

i-pad insurance $150

School fees for essential items $460

Leadership program (camp) $200

Camp $270

Locker $30

Diary $15

Excursions: $70

Blazer $220

Rest of uniform $350

TOTAL: $2,987

PLUS Voluntary contribution $200

Textbooks $75

Stationery $85

School fees for essential items $225

Excursions $135

Swimming $90

Sport $60

Misc uniform (Uniform already purchased) $55

TOTAL: $725

PLUS Voluntary contribution $130

PLUS any extras like musical instrument


2 everywherend policy failure: choice and competition



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