Roll on the Gonski Review. I received the King’s Gazette, in my privileged position as an Old Boy, which included both Him Talks’ brave defence of his school’s financial needs and their right to receive taxpayers’ money, and news of an appeal to build a $20 million Science centre. I could build two schools for that amount. That’s not so much conspicuous consumption as brazen greed.

Gonski research projects set to guide debate on school funding
Andrew Stevenson with Anna Patty
The Sydney Morning Herald
31 Aug 2011

WHEN Julia Gillard commissioned David Gonski to lead the first comprehensive review of school funding in a generation, her terms of reference called for a system that is â€�â€�transparent, fair, financially sustainable and effective in promoting excellent…read more…