More attention could be given to students needs at Blacktown Boys High School if the Gonski review were implemented.
Teacher Gina Jackson said the $6.5billion investment in Australian schools recommended by the Gonski review would enable smaller class sizes and greater attention to the needs of gifted students and those with learning difficulties.
‘‘The Gonski review is a generational opportunity for a significant injection of well needed funds into public education,’’ she said.
Ms Jackson is one of many teachers who have renewed calls to see the Gonski funding be implemented now.
The review was an independent report released in February 2012 which found Australia was investing too little in education in public schools.
‘‘As a teacher, who faces the realities of what is needed in our public schools every day of my working life I understand the imperative for the federal government to act now, and importantly that the O’Farrell government not act as an impediment to this happening,’’ she said.
NSW Teachers Federation city organiser Theo Bougatsas said the funding should not be a replacement for the 1.7billion cut from the state government’s education budget last September.
‘‘We don’t want the Gonski money to represent water going into a leaky bucket,’’ he said.
‘‘There clearly has to be additional money.’’
Gonski Week is from March 10 to 17.