Who’s afraid of a public school? Life Matters

Who’s afraid of a public school? Life Matters

11 March 2016

Great public schools require a collective social effort. That’s the argument in a new report commissioned by independent think tank Per Capita.

‘Who’s afraid of a public school?’ calls on middle and high income parents to act in the greater good and opt for the local government school and resist the temptation to choose independent schools.

The report is co-authored by social demographer Rebecca Huntley and former NSW Education Minister and Chief Executive of the Public Education Foundation Verity Firth.

It looks at attitudes to public versus private education, and how these stack up when you look at the data on educational outcomes.