While recognition of our top teachers and more opportunities to up-skill is a positive development, what Tasmanian teachers (and students) need most is certainty and investment in our schools. Let’s not forget Mr McKim has an agenda to blindly close schools to fix his budget black hole and he has taken a slash-and-burn approach to [...]
Revelations that the panel charged by Nick McKim to develop criteria for shutting schools was unable to agree on the criteria, demonstrates there is uncertainty and conflict over the recommendations.
If Nick McKim accepts the recommendations in the School Viability Reference Group Report, schools will have it confirmed by August of this year if the Minister has them in his sights for closure. In a case of déjà vu, ‘consultations’ with those communities against already set criteria would conclude by late September, less than two [...]