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<b>LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY</b> - Closed ePetition Details

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY - Closed ePetition Details

Public Petition for Fair Funding for our Public Schools

Petitioner: Ms Leanne Bergan | Member: O'Neill, Marjorie | No. of Signatories: 679 | Date closed: 02/03/2022
To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly, This petition of concerned residents supported by the Randwick Boys’ High School P&C Association and the Randwick Girls’ High School P&C Association, brings to the attention of the House the strong community opposition to the NSW Government’s intentional and continual underfunding of our NSW Public Schools. More than $600 million per year that should go to public schools has been stripped away. This is an unconscionable indictment of the current NSW Government’s approach to education. Under the NSW Government’s approach to public education, we have seen: • public schools continue to be underfunded • a growing dependence on P&Cs to fund basic needs and infrastructural upgrades at our public schools • a failure to properly invest in public school teachers, resulting in teacher shortages and declining results • a lack of investment to ensure schools are receiving adequate funding for long overdue and essential upgrades • a continual reliance on demountable classrooms taking away precious playground space • deliberate underfunding of our public education system, denying public schools $600 million per year We, the undersigned petitioners, ask that the NSW Legislative Assembly call on the NSW Government to fully fund our NSW Public schools in line with the original Gonski agreement. Our children’s futures depend on it!