The Coalition federal government is ditching the Better Schools Plan “Gonski” funding model. This is undoing work applauded by the majority of states, the majority of education experts and the majority of people in the community.
On this issue, it’s hard to avoid the impression that the Coalition has made a disastrous political miscalculation. This a broken election promise.
Signed agreements between elected governments can’t be simply ignored, nor can legislation. The government will need to rescind signed contracts with angry state governments in NSW and SA, and ‘heads of agreement’ deals with Tasmania, Victoria, ACT and the Catholic schools.
Christopher Pyne claims his ‘starting point’ is the very one that most state governments and educators deemed broken and out of date.
http://www.themonthly.com.au/politicoz/latest on 27 November 2013