Does more money improve schools?

A report released by UNICEF ranked Australia 24 out of 37 participating countries in education quality. Our federal education minister Simon Birmingham was adamant about uncoupling funding from education outcomes, arguing that throwing money at schools doesn’t improve the quality.

But what is the role of funding in our education system, where there is a widening gap between the least and most advantaged students?

Dr Stewart Riddle is a senior lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland and joined Sam Baran. He started off by asking, what does happen when we put more money into schools?

Producer: Jack Smith

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