Labor's positive plan for schools - Your Child. Our Future - has received strong support from all school sectors and parents.
"Educators, schools and parents across Australia will welcome the Labor Party's announcement because the additional funding commitment would deliver certainty for schools in 2018 and 2019."
[National Catholic Education Commission, 28 January 2016]
"We congratulate Labor on its understanding of the needs of students. It is wonderful that Labor is prepared to make that a priority in government."
[Association of Independent Schools of South Australia, 28 January 2016]
"This funding can make a huge difference to students' education."
[South Australian Minister for Education, 28 January 2016]
"This is great news for every student in Australia and for everyone concerned about the future of our country."
[NSW Federation of P&Cs]
Labor's Your Child. Our Future plan will fund all schools on the basis of need, so every child gets the right support and can achieve their best.
Ensuring Australia's workforce is ready for the jobs of the future begins in schools - Your Child. Our Future will build the education system our children, and our nation, needs for the future economy. That is why Labor will reverse Malcolm Turnbull's cuts to schools - investing $4.5 billion over school years 2018 and 2019, with a total provision of $37.3 billion for the plan over the decade.
Labor's Your Child. Our Future plan will deliver:
- A strong focus on every single child's needs;
- More individual attention for students;
- Better trained teachers;
- More targeted resources and better equipped classrooms; and
- More support for students with special learning needs.
FRIDAY, 29 JANUARY 2016