STUDENTS TO START SCHOOL WORSE OFF

Thousands of primary, secondary and TAFE students are going back to school in Casey worse off as a result of the Baillieu Government’s savage education cuts, State Labor Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley said today.

“The Baillieu Government has made educating our children more difficult,” Ms Graley said

“As parents, we want our kids to get the best education possible so that they can enter the workforce fully equipped and build successful futures,”

“Mr Baillieu just does not care about our children’s futures as he himself has never had to go out and find a job,”

“If the Premier’s performance in education were to be assessed, Mr Baillieu would score a big Fail.”

 

The Baillieu Government’s School Report Card

 

Casey Central East Primary School – FAIL

Failed to provide funding for construction

 

VCAL – FAIL

Slashed funding by $48 million

 

TAFE – FAIL

Cut $290 million, forcing TAFEs to increase fees and sack staff

 

School Start Bonus – FAIL

Scrapped the $300 School Start Bonus for over 100,000 families

 

Education Maintenance Allowance – FAIL

Cut to local schools

 

Free Fruit Friday – FAIL

Axed, denying fresh fruit to local school kids

 

Literacy and numeracy – FAIL

Withheld Federal Government funding to local schools

 

Officer Special School – FAIL

Delayed construction and failed to provide an interim school for families

 

Travel Conveyance Allowance – FAIL

Cut to local families