The school costs that noBody addresses

  • Lea Campbell
Keywords: school costs, economics, funding, access, equity, parents, fees, NGOs, governance, accountability, cost-shifting, Gonski


At the start of each year, getting essential school items becomes a national sport for parents and students. However, the ability to afford these essential items is decreasing, most obviously for low income families who suffered the greatest loss when the Schoolkids Bonus was phased out in July 2016. This loss of affordability throughout the community needs to be a continuing concern to everyone who thinks there needs to be a community standard of public school provision, access, equity, equality and fairness.
How to Cite
CampbellL. (1). The school costs that noBody addresses. Breaking Out: Journal of Community, Schools and Social Justice, 2(1). Retrieved from