If Australia is to address the achievement gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students we must broaden our investment beyond schools and teachers to recognise and resource the role that parents can play in improving their children’s learning outcomes.
The APC is the national federation of organisations representing parents of students attending Catholic and Independent schools to achieve choice, quality, equity and voice.
APC in 2012 celebrated 50 years of innovation and influence. Click here to read more about APC and its history
The Australian Parents Council (APC) acknowledges today's celebration of International Day of People with Disability. APC has called on the leaders of all political parties, Ministers for Education and education policy makers to continue to strive to address the significant inequities experienced in Australian schools by students with disabilities.
It is time for the self interest, posturing and lies to stop and for Australia’s children to take top priority in the debate around funding for schooling. Those like AEU president Angelo Gavrielatos who claim that a review of the Gonski model, in the form it was being rolled out, will, “wreak havoc in schools funding across the country”, are being deliberatively alarmist and self serving.