MEDIA RELEASE: WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT SCOTT MORRISON TURNING HIS BACK ON PUBLIC SCHOOLKIDS - FRIDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER 2018

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THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP
DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING
SHADOW MINISTER FOR WOMEN
MEMBER FOR SYDNEY

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT SCOTT MORRISON TURNING HIS BACK ON PUBLIC SCHOOLKIDS

PARENTS
 
 
“Another punch in the gut for government schools.”
Susie Boyd, President, P&C Federation
 
 
“Support fair and equitable funding for ALL schools, parent choice is about what you can afford! #publiceducation is the pathway from poverty to prosperity.”
Gayle Walters, Chair, P&Cs Queensland
 
 
 
TEACHERS
 
“A cynical attempt by the Morrison government to buy votes at the next election at the expense of students in our public schools…we will escalate our campaign in 18 target seats, ensuring that parents across Australia know that it is the Morrison government which has abandoned public school students.”
Australian Education Union
 
 
“This is an inequitable, unfair and corrupt funding model … The Federal Government has ripped billions of dollars from our public schools. We want public school students to have smaller class sizes, more one-on-one support and additional teachers and support staff…this will reignite the funding wars…how can Scott Morrison think this latest funding model is fair to the majority of Australian children who attend public schools, given they won’t receive a single dollar of additional funding?”
NSW Teachers’ Federation
 
“The commitment to the student resources standard will not be met. The model locks in hopelessly inadequate funding for students with disabilities whose learning needs are still not properly measured and resourced. The model means more students with disabilities getting less. This is a matter of national shame.”
Independent Education Union
 
 
  
PRINCIPALS
 
“The Federal Government claims to support needs-based funding yet it has just announced the biggest private school special funding deal we have seen.”
NSW Secondary Principals’ Council
 
  
 
PUBLIC SCHOOLS
 
“[W]on’t be signing any deal that doesn’t treat every student and every school with fairness”
Rob Stokes, NSW education minister 
 
 
"We won't sign up to any agreement until this inequality is addressed. We want a fair deal and equality for all kids. This is one mess that is still far from fixed."
James Merlino, Victorian education minister
 
 
“…fund all schools equitably…public schools deserve their fair share of any extra new Fed Govt funding.”
Grace Grace, Queensland education minister 
 
 
 
ACADEMICS
 
“School funding should have been sorted without the need for special deals…”
Peter Goss, Grattan Institute
 
 
“Pathetic…there’s nothing fair about it.”
Professor Adrian Piccoli, Gonski Institute for Education
 
  

FRIDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER 2018