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By making funding dependent on school outcomes, the government is intensifying an audit culture that marginalises vulnerable students. from shutterstock.com

NSW budget: giving schools extra money only if they meet ‘outcomes’ can hamper teaching standards

Governments usually measure outcomes by standardised tests, such as NAPLAN. If schools are scrambling to improve their outcomes to gain funding, this can have a detrimental effect on teaching quality.
Students, parents and teachers participate in a school choice rally in Jackson, Mississippi. Rogelio V. Solis/AP

Charter school cap efforts gain momentum

A number of states are considering laws to put charter school growth on pause, saying they drain resources from public schools. A school finance expert explains the logic behind the efforts.

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