Even Birmingham is backing away from this one. The gaul of these schools who have left state school to carry the burden of providing quality schooling for ALL to now show an interest in a segregation style school for koorie kids is gobsmacking! Of course the money has nothing to do with it? What religion will they have pushed at them? Will they cherry-pick students like they do now?
From the Sydney Morning Herald
Private schools would be able to create "satellite" Indigenous-only campuses that would reap hundreds of thousands in extra taxpayer funding under reforms presented to the Turnbull government.
As entirely Aboriginal campuses, the satellite schools would be eligible for maximum government subsidies, worth tens of thousands a year per student - regardless of the wealth of the parent school.
The idea is being pushed by the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia, whose chief executive Beth Blackwood played down concerns about segregation of Aboriginal students.
"It's not an isolationist approach. They do have opportunities to integrate with the wider school community," she told Fairfax Media, citing extra-curricular programs like sport and music.
"At the end of the day, if you're working in partnership with the Indigenous communities and it's something they want for their youth … then it can work."
In its pre-budget submission to the Turnbull government, AHISA pointed to schemes run by St Andrew's Cathedral School and Barker College - both in Sydney - that had achieved "exceptional results".
Education experts welcomed the interest independent schools were showing in closing the education gap, but said it was vital the plan be executed fairly.
Pete Goss, the director of the Grattan Institute's school education program, warned it could "create more segregation" if schools cherry-picked bright Indigenous students rather than opening a lottery.
"They have an obligation to take any Indigenous student who is needy," he said.
Mr Goss also argued schools should be prepared to cop a reduction in funding at their main campuses if they segregated the most disadvantaged students to a satellite campus.
"If you're going to ringfence, you ringfence on both sides," he said. "I don't think they would expect to have their cake and eat it too."
Tony Abbott has been in the news a lot recently as he continues to undermine Turnbull. Now might be a good chance to remember what a liar he is. remember this......