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TEACHERS AND PARENTS WELCOME GONSKI BUS TO QUEANBEYAN AS THE PUSH TO MAINTAIN GONSKI FUNDING STEPS UP.

 

 

NSW TEACHERS FEDERATION MEDIA ALERT

 

 

 

TEACHERS AND PARENTS WELCOME GONSKI BUS TO QUEANBEYAN AS THE PUSH TO MAINTAIN GONSKI FUNDING STEPS UP.

 

 

DATE 21 March 2017

 

 

 

TEACHERS AND PARENTS SUPPORTING GONSKI NEEDS-BASED EDUCATION FUNDING WILL MEET IN QUEANBEYAN AS THE GONSKI BUS HEADS TO CANBERRA.

 

DETAILS WILL BE RELEASED ABOUT HOW LOCAL SCHOOLS BENEFIT FROM EXTRA GONSKI FUNDING.

 

WHERE: QUEANBEYAN TOWN PARK, KINGS HIGHWAY, QUEANBEYAN.

 

WHEN: 4PM TUESDAY 21 MARCH 2017.

 

WHO: NSW TEACHERS FEDERATION DEPUTY SECRETARY MICHELLE ROSICKY, PARENTS AND TEACHERS.

 

 

 

 

Despite principals and teachers collecting the evidence that additional Gonski funded resources are improving student outcomes and closing the gap between the advantaged and disadvantaged, Nationals Leader Barnaby Joyce and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull want to rip billions of dollars from the needs-based funding model.

 

This is despite Nationals MPs, including Barnaby Joyce, knowing that schools in rural and regional electorates are the biggest beneficiaries of extra funding delivered under the Gonski model.

 

These are the key messages teachers, principals and parents are delivering to rural and regional Australia during a national Gonski campaign bus tour that began on March 1 and will eventually finish with a protest event outside Parliament House, Canberra, March 22.

 

“We can’t afford to allow the Turnbull Coalition Government to rip billions of dollars out of education because what is at stake is our children’s future,” said NSW Teachers Federation President Maurie Mulheron 

 

“The Gonski model is designed to bring all schools up to a minimum educational resource standard by 2019, yet by the end of 2017, only 36% of the funding will have been delivered to schools. It is already making a difference but Malcolm Turnbull will not fund it beyond this year.”

 

“We know country schools are under-resourced. If the Federal Government refuses to commit to the Gonski model, the programs and initiatives that are already making a difference to the lives of tens of thousands of children in these schools will have to be scrapped.”

 

“The NSW Government is fully funding its share of Gonski. By contrast, Malcolm Turnbull and Barnaby Joyce want to implement savage cuts to education funding.”

 

 

Local contact: Michelle Rosicky 0418224416

 

Media contact: John Hill 0412197079