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The Need to Succeed Alliance Pledge:

1. All Australian students should be given what they need to succeed via an education funding model that is fair and transparent

2. School funding should address real need. The Student Resource Standard is the best and fairest way to do this.

3. School funding should be sector-neutral, so funding addresses student need regardless of what school they attend.

Yes, I would like to sign the Need To Succeed Alliance pledge. 

Add your details to the form below to pledge your support.

Who are we?

The Need to Succeed Alliance brings together a broad range of NGO leaders, members of the Gonski review panel, school associations, principals, teachers, parents and community members who are calling on all Australian governments to implement sector neutral needs based school funding, better known as the ‘Gonski’ school funding reforms.

We believe a needs-based funding model is the best way to ensure all students get the education they need to succeed.

The Gonski school funding model is an entirely new sector-neutral approach: per capita based funding for all schools, and loadings for categories of disadvantage. We believe this is the way to give every student what he or she needs to achieve, regardless of the school they attend or their background.

On 29 November 2013, over 75 individuals and organisations signed an open letter to the Federal Education Minister, the Hon. Christopher Pyne, MP.

The Open Letter

Dear Minister Pyne,

The current SES model of funding is no longer answering students’ needs and the performance of Australian students has declined. If this continues, Australia risks being left behind. The risk is greatest for our poorest and most disadvantaged students.

The Gonski funding model proposes an entirely new sector-neutral approach: per capita base funding for all schools, and loadings for categories of disadvantage. We believe this is the way to give every student what he or she needs to achieve, regardless of the school they attend or their background.

The Need to Succeed Alliance has been launched to support the implementation of Gonski.

We, the undersigned, urge the Federal Government to keep their ‘unity ticket on Gonski’ election promise by rolling out the Gonski funding according to need for the next four years. We also urge you to implement the spirit of Gonski by extending it to the full six years.

Yours sincerely,

The Need to Succeed Alliance

 Thank you to the 841 supporters who have signed the Need To Succeed Alliance’s open letter to the Federal Minister for Education, the Hon. Christopher Pyne.

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