“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.