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Pyne’s approach to education is blinkered by ideology: Greens

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Richard Di Natale 10 Jan 2014

Acting Leader for the Australian Greens, Dr Richard Di Natale said today that the Abbott Government’s attack on the national curriculum is motivated by ideology and paranoia.

“Another day, another ideological attack on Australia’s education system by the Abbott Government,” said Senator Di Natale.

“This is yet another example of the silver-spoon mentality of the Liberal party, ignoring the real needs of families in favour of their conservative ideological agenda.

“Parents want to know – does my child’s school have the resources it needs, do their teachers have enough time to give them the one-on-one attention they deserve? They are not interested in how much time in class is spent learning about the ‘Battle of Hastings.’

“The Gonski report and all the international evidence tells us Australia is facing a huge challenge in education and it’s about equity, not ideological curriculum wars.

“The kids and schools who need the most resources aren’t getting them, pure and simple, and that’s what we need to deal with as soon as possible – or we risk our economy.”

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