Lara Giddings and Nick McKim must come clean and outline any plans being hatched to rewrite the Gonski funding deal in order to strip millions of dollars from Independent and Catholic schools in Tasmania. These schools educate around one third of Tasmanian children, who come from a wide range of backgrounds.
Minister McKim’s education announcement today proves he doesn’t have what it takes to address Tasmania’s appalling Year 12 retention rate. Mr McKim has once again failed to commit to extending high schools to Year 12, despite Tasmania’s year 10-12 retention rate having plummeted almost 8 percent over the past decade.* Tasmanian students deserve better than [...]
What is the Liberals policy on extending high schools? A majority Hodgman Liberal Government will create a job ready generation by extending all Tasmanian high schools to year 12 within a decade of gaining office. This policy is a key strategy in tackling Tasmania’s extremely low year 12 completion rates. We cannot hope to meet [...]