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Why A Good Public Education System Matters in Modern Australia”

The Public Education Foundation has a critical role to play in advancing the value and reputation of public education by actively advocating for the sector and celebrating excellence and achievement within it.

The Public Education Foundation Essay Competition is open to NSW year 11 students who attend public schools.  Students need to write a 400 word essay on ‘Why a Good Public Education System Matters in Modern Australia.’

The winning entry will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Foundation to support their education expenses.

Entries will be judged by members of the Retired Teachers Association and will be assessed on quality of content, originality and format.

Government funded education is responsible for providing the next generation of future workers for Australia and by ensuring the strong development of the public education system, we can safeguard the economic, social prosperity of Australia for many more years to come.

Lea Osmanagic, Essay Competition winner, 2016

Read the full essay here. 

Applications for the 2017 Public Education Foundation’s Essay Competition are now closed.

Public Education Foundation Essay Competition Winning Entry

August 18th, 2016|Comments Off on Public Education Foundation Essay Competition Winning Entry

Essay Topic: Why a Good Public Education System Matters in Modern Australia What is education? According to Nelson Mandela, “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. In today’s society, his words still remain relevant. Education is not only the process of acquiring skills and knowledge but it is also an invaluable experience that every child should have the right to be part of. Government funded education is the foundation of the education system in Australia. Australia is home to 3,750,000 million students with over 62% attending government schooling (ABS). Government schools allow students of any [...]

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