Thursday, March 28, 2013

Coalition Wants Goverment’s Education Proposal

Road to 2015: Sturt 10
Christopher Pyne (Photo credit: Make Poverty History Australia)
THE federal government must release the full education funding model it plans to put to the states, opposition education spokesman Christopher Pyne says.

Mr Pyne said the government had now completely abandoned the Gonski reforms and admitted that a national uniform funding model could not be achieved.

But the states still had no idea exactly what they would be asked to agree to at the next Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting.

Even if an agreement was reached at COAG and legislation passed in the federal parliament in June, the states would be left with just five months to implement a new funding model, which was impossible, Mr Pyne said.

“They (the government) should accept the coalition’s generous offer to extend the current funding model for another year to give people time to implement whatever the government and the states agree,” he told reporters on Wednesday.

Mr Pyne said the coalition would wait and and see what the government proposed and gauge the reaction of the states before forming a view.

“There is no Gonski model. There is a cobbled-together pig’s breakfast of a proposal from the government,” he said. “We need to have a clear understanding of what the government proposes.”
Enhanced by Zemanta

No comments:

Post a Comment