Some people were starting conversations on a Facebook page I am on saying if all of the money from private schools was injected into public schools the cuts wouldn't need to be made.
My point was regarding how recently is looked into this
I should add too that I support funding to private schools, just as I support a PHI rebate - to take the pressure off the hospital and education system.
It's the amount some schools get though that grind my gears. School like Pymble do not need govt funding! They are charging parents upwards of 30k a year per student! meanwhile some of the poorest schools in rural and urban locations don't even have a canteen.
Last edited by delirium; 25-09-2013 at 18:59.
My first go at a degree was on campus and I had no children. I did however have to work two jobs. I just couldn't keep it up unfortunately and I didn't get to finish it.
Oh, and I love Eurovision.
Unless you are boarding a child Pymble is still under 30k a cheaper than full time child care in inner Sydney.
Getting a job after Uni is a complex issue and if someone doesn't get a job right away I don't think that means the current subsidization is unfair. And I don't think it means paying back the debt (which only occurs when income reaches a certain level) will be harder.
I'm not saying this is occurring in your situation, or that every option is appropriate for you. Sometimes people study something when the market isn't that big for those skills. Sometimes people need to compromise upon graduating: move to anther area, or seek employment in a semi-related or unrelated area first .. As a stepping stone on the way to their ideal career. Sometimes people need to do work experience to get their foot in the door.
Overall Uni graduates overwhelmingly end up with higher incomes.
Good luck finding a job. Oh and congrats on finishing your study, such a hard thing to do especially with a family.
I actually don't agree that childcare should be free. My concern with that is that the government would never pay the staff as much as they would earn privately and we could find ourselves in a situation which is common in Europe where childcare workers are extremely low paid and itinerant, and the care suffers as a result. Steve Biddulph has written extensively about the low level of care in the uk and the stress it causes children. I would hate to find Australia going down that path.
When the child care rebate (or whichever is the one that you get for fees up to $7500) was introduced it was actually intended to improve pay for childcare workers as centres could increase fees to pay staff more and it wouldn't hurt families as they were receiving the rebate.
Free childcare sounds lovely but if the quality was reduced I wouldn't use it, and I'm sure many others would feel the same.
Think how long the lists would be if it was free!!!!
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