MALCOLM TURNBULL – HERE’S WHAT GONSKI MEANS

“We are not wedded to that particular - the "full Gonski", whatever that means.”  

[MALCOLM TURNBULL, COAG PRESS CONFERENCE, 1 APRIL 2016]

Here’s what the full Gonski means Malcolm Turnbull.

 

It means every child in every school getting the resources they need.

 

It means a student’s achievement isn’t determined by their postcode or background.

 

It means closing the persistent and growing gaps across our schools, and making sure students aren’t trapped into a lottery of state borders.

 

It means supporting our hard-working teachers and principals have the support they need to make the biggest difference possible to every student’s learning.

 

It means keeping the promise the Liberals’ took to the election – that they were on a clear “unity ticket” when it came to school funding.

This Government has a farcical record when it comes to making education a priority – but today was embarrassing, even for their standards.

The Liberals will walk away from public education and rip $30 billion out of schools. Labor will finish the Gonski reforms and invest in the education system our children need for the future. The difference is staggering.