17 Sep 2021

State schools lost $170m in income last year

From Morning Report, 8:47 am on 17 September 2021

State schools' income from sources like fund-raising and foreign students fell 28 percent or roughly $170 million last year.

That loss far outstrips the $84 million the government gave the sector through its school donations scheme and as compensation for the loss of foreign students.

Here's education correspondent John Gerritsen.