Save Blue Mountains Schools and TAFE

NSW Liberal Premier Mike Baird has cut $1.7 billion out of TAFEs and Liberal Prime Minister Tony Abbott has cut $10 billion from the Gonski School Funding program.

Baird’s attempt to make government schools more ‘financially independent’ has meant that they have lost funding necessary for the extra support staff fundamental to the education of children with special needs and learning difficulties.

At the same time, Baird and Abbott have been increasing fees for TAFE and universities and cutting courses. Young people are being denied their chance at a future - completing an apprenticeship or a degree is now too expensive or the course is not available at a local TAFE.

Trish Doyle is a local teacher and parent who will stand up for quality public education so every child has the best start in life. It’s always been the Labor way to invest in schools, TAFE and universities. 

We the undersigned call on the Liberals to stop their cuts to schools, TAFE and universities. These cuts are limiting the opportunities of our young people to get the best education and set themselves up for the future.

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  • signed 2015-02-20 15:24:37 +1100
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  • signed 2015-01-27 22:23:11 +1100
    Education for all is what creates a healthy economy…it should not be a privelege.
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  • signed 2015-01-26 19:39:02 +1100
    I, like others(free uni Abbott & co), got my training and hence a good life through TAFE.

    My 2 kids attend public school and have achieved great outcomes.

    WHY oh WHY is the next generation to be denied this?

    I’m PAYG and contribute my fair share. STOP the perks for those that can do quite well for them selves and get on with bringing us ALL up the ladder.

    It’s not communism….. Its social justice and a fair go for all.

    WE DON"T WANT TO BE AMERICAN STYLE WORKING POOR.

    Regards, Matt & family.
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  • signed 2015-01-24 19:53:31 +1100
    Education should b e free, that’s why Cuba have almost 98% adult literacy.Comments (optional)
  • signed via 2015-01-24 16:29:50 +1100
    It is shameful I hope the people of NSW remember this when next they vote
  • signed 2015-01-24 16:09:31 +1100
    every one who wants to help our young people get the best education should do all they can to stop these cuts
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