Impact of poverty on education of Australia.
Australian Education Minister is Simon Birmingham.
He is in the center of consulting a new school funding deal with the states. Simon says warning signs in the results make it clear money has to be spread around correctly based on need.
The Poor Australian students are almost 3 years behind in their schooling compared with richer students. New analysis is done from 2 international math and science tests. Analysis results find the gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students has hardly pointed over the previous 15 years.
This analysis shows socio economic factors. And teachers and school environments make a huge difference to student success. Australian Council for Educational Research’s Sue Thomson said. Rejection in the achievement of poorer students was especially worrying.
Dr Thomson further added. This also matters which school a student attends. Deprived students attended advantaged schools were another year ahead again. Poor students were less likely to explain most of their teachers as very supportive.
But when they did find those excellent teachers they flourished. First in five Year 4 students and second in 10 Year 8 students reported being intimidated approximately weekly. And they did worse in the school as a result of tests.
Almost one third of students in richer schools. Half those in poorer schools said most classes were noisy and they found it difficult to be taught.
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