The Gonski review on school funding is made public on Monday 20 February 2012. But how does the division of resources between the government, independent and Catholic sectors affect how students learn in the practical sense? Common sense would appear to dictate that in fields like science, the better resourced schools can offer students better facilities and equipment, and thus a superior learning environment. But is it that simple? The Conversation spoke with Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt about the state of science education in Australian schools and what impact the Gonski review can have on ensuring all students get the possible opportunity to learn.
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