Tags: private school funding

6 May 2006, Comments Off on You’ve really got up my goat now, Kim-oi

You’ve really got up my goat now, Kim-oi

Author: Helen

That’s it. Bomber Beazley was shaping up as Liberal Lite as it was, but
after this unctuous piece of turd-polishing on PM the other night, I’m never voting Labor again, ever.

Not that I have for a few years anyway.

There are half a million Aussie families putting their kids through non-Government schools and my message to them is simple: “I know most of you aren’t rich and I know most of your schools aren’t rich. I know you’re busting your necks at work and going about without to send your kids to non Government schools. And I know some of you think Labor disapproved of that choice. Well I don’t…

He missed the opportunity to say

There are half a million Aussie families putting their kids through
non-Government schools, and this message is not to cause offence to them, but we can’t afford to move towards a two-tier education system. All schools deserve funding, but we can’t deny any more that the public education system has been allowed to run down by the Liberal government. That is simply unacceptable. A family that needs to take mortage their house for private school fees because there are no excellent public schools in their area is not exercising choice. We must bring back real choice, and we must direct funds to where they are most needed, even if some private school funding has to take a back seat for a while to do that. It’s time we restored some real balance and put education, not tax cuts, in the forefront of policy.”

Well, a bit longer than the original, but in my wish fulfilment fantasies
editors are sometimes in short supply.