|Shadow Minister for Education meets with School Principals in North West Sydney|
Friday, 18 May 2012
Federal Member for Mitchell, Alex Hawke MP, and the Federal Member for Berowra, the Hon Philip Ruddock MP, together with special guest, the Shadow Minister for Education, the Hon Christopher Pyne met with 35 local School Principals from North West Sydney to discuss quality education reform, including the Gonski Review and public and private schools funding.
“The discussion was quite constructive. Each school principal had the opportunity to ‘air their views and concerns’ directly with the Shadow Minister, said Federal Member for Berowra, Hon Philip Ruddock MP.
“The Coalition is committed to quality education reform for every school in Australia. I believe the best policy takes people’s views into account so it is vital we get their feedback on what we can do better, said Alex Hawke.
“After five years of promises and a two year review, the Gillard Government has only allocated $5 million over two years for further research into their school funding changes rather than $5 billion as called for in the Gonski Review, said Christopher Pyne, Shadow Minister for Education.
“Only the Coalition is offering funding certainty for schools beyond 2013, with the current funding levels, plus indexation guaranteed,” concluded Alex Hawke.