The major parties must act in the best interests of Queensland’s future and move to support the Gonski reforms to school funding at today’s Council of Australian Governments meeting, putting aside the LNP’s discredited performance pay alternative.
The Greens have called on the Education Minister, John-Paul Langbroek to reconsider his position on the Gonski recommendations for education funding reform.
The Queensland Greens have called on Premier Campbell Newman to scrap the controversial Independent Public Schools initiative as they are damaging for Queensland’s education system and its economy.
Queensland Greens Spokesperson, Rachael Jacobs said “This is one of the most regressive moves in Queensland’s Education history.”
The Queensland Greens urged politicians to keep their hands off school curricula and leave it to the education experts. They were responding to an LNP State Conference decision to cut mainstream climate science from Queensland's school science curriculum.
Penny Allman-Payne, Greens candidate for Capalaba (and former state secondary school teacher), told yesterday’s Capalaba election 2012 education forum that the Greens are the only party that will persue real education reform and provide genuine support for teachers.
“The LNP are clearly out to wreck the Queensland State school system” says Andy Grodecki, Greens candidate for Beaudesert. “The Beaudesert electorate has 17 small state schools that are close to where rural families live.
‘The Queensland Greens welcome the Gonski Report’s call for a more equitable approach to the use of taxpayer money for schools. It is fully consistent with our stated policy that there should be proper consideration of the resource levels of non-government schools and their financial capacity, including fees and other parent contributions’, said Charles Worringham, Green