THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING
MEMBER FOR SYDNEY
NAPLAN RESULTS 2019
This year’s NAPLAN results show the Liberals are failing to reverse declines in reading, writing, and maths.
Since 2013, some NAPLAN results in reading, writing, and maths have gone backwards.
Combine that with Australia’s falling performance in international reading and maths tests, and it’s not a pretty picture.
In fact, on some measures Russia is achieving better than Australia.
Under the Liberals, too many students haven’t mastered the three Rs, but Scott Morrison is doing nothing to turn things around.
Kids need to know the basics. It’s the foundation of the rest of their education. We can’t afford for the next generation to be held back.
It’s no surprise to see some results in reading, writing, and maths going backwards, when under the Liberals the marks to get into teaching are falling, and schools are being starved of the support they need.
Our hardworking teachers are being asked to do more with less.
Labor believes education is the ticket to a lifetime of opportunity.
Every parent wants their kids to get a great education, no matter where they live in Australia – to have the skills they need to get ahead, and stay ahead.
Investing in preschools, schools, unis, and TAFEs is the key to a strong economy with good well-paid jobs.
WEDNESDAY, 28 AUGUST 2019