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There were a lot of sore heads as a steady rainfall blanketed Surfers Paradise on Saturday morning.
Public schools will take the full hit for any cuts to Gonski funding, NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli says following a tense meeting with federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne in Sydney on Friday.
On Wednesday Mr Pyne announced an extra $230 million would be allocated to Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia, the states that did not sign up to the funding model.
The outrage expressed by NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell and his Education Minister, Adrian Piccoli, over the Abbott government's decision to renege on their Gonski funding deal is no doubt genuine.
The federal government has signalled that any cuts to funding for the states that signed on to Gonski would only be borne by public schools, according to NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli.
Country schoolchildren have poorer cognitive abilities and are less likely to do well at school than children from major cities, according to a new Australian study.
The NSW Secondary Principals Council president and Merrylands High School principal, Lila Mularczyk, described the threat of a Gonski backflip as a blow to fairness in education funding.
Many parents are noticing their children are stressed and anxious as a result of NAPLAN testing, with symptoms such as sleeplessness, sickness and crying.
A corruption scandal threatens to engulf the O'Farrell government next year as it prepares to seek a second ...