Every public school student deserves a quality education

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What is the state of public school education in Victoria?

Public schools educate the majority of Victorian students, including 80% of students facing disadvantage. Every child deserves a high quality education, including all the individual support they need to achieve their potential.

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$14bn cut from public schools

The Morrison government has cut $14 billion from public schools and handed billions extra to wealthy private schools. His plan will leave 99% of public schools below the basic resource standard.

Not enough staff & resources

Bill Shorten’s Labor has pledged to reverse these cuts and stop kids missing out. Currently, our schools don’t have the staffing and resources to give students the attention and support they need.

Overworked teachers

Labor’s promise of $14 billion extra for public schools will mean smaller class sizes, more one-on-one support, additional teachers and support staff, and more support for children with disability.

Our public school children deserve better

The solution

More teachers and support staff

180,000 new students will enter Victoria’s school system in the next decade. Public schools cater for the vast majority of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. To ensure every child can meet their potential, our schools need smaller class sizes, more one-on-one support, additional teachers and support staff, and more support for children with disability.

The solution

Increase funding for our schools

We want to see every public school reach 100% of their funding needs by 2023. That means electing a government that will reinvest the $14 billion cut under the Liberal Morrison government and establish a capital fund to ensure all students are educated in up-to-date classrooms and learning spaces.

Tom - Student

Tom has Asperger’s Syndrome, an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) that affects people’s communication and socialisation abilities. Tom’s mother, Jody, says, “Kids like Tom can get so lost in the education system. There needs to be more funding to help these kids within all schools.”

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