Associate professor, University of Sydney
Helen Proctor is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney. Her publications include A History of Australian Schooling (Campbell and Proctor 2014), Controversies in Education: Orthodoxy and Heresy in Policy and Practice (Proctor, Brownlee & Freebody, 2015) and School Choice: How Families Negotiate the New School Markets in Australia (Campbell, Proctor & Sherington, 2009).
In recent days the federal government announced a new funding formula for non-government schools. Called the Direct Measure of Income, the formula will base the level of government funding on school parents incomes rather...