There is another issue that has not been mentioned here. …

Comment on Yirara: Rebellion and failure or meeting a challenge? by Perce.

There is another issue that has not been mentioned here. Yirara is notorious for seeking out and enrolling kids – who are already enrolled in other schools – just before the annual school census, then getting rid of them afterwards.
This boosts Yirara’s funding significantly because they are then funded for students who are immediately deemed “troublemakers” and sent back to home communities. It is cynical and exploitative.

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Yirara: Rebellion and failure or meeting a challenge?
Given the Alice Springs News Online is doing the great service of shining a light on Yirara’s culture, could we go further: will Yirara be compelled to return any funding it gouges for enrolling students just before census day, then letting them go straight after?
Will any of that funding be redirected towards the other schools which look after these students 10 or 11 months of the year but receive no funding because on census day they have been poached by Yirara?
And, most importantly, what sort of overseeing is the Lutheran Church doing? How does the Yirara culture match up with the Lutheran ethos, and what is being done to pull it into line?
Once again, thank you Erwin for shining a light where other media seem afraid to go. It is a great public service.


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