PARENTS already struggling with the rising cost of living now face increased school fees after the state government yesterday slashed education funding by almost $2 billion.
A total of 1800 jobs will go - bureaucrats, public school administration staff and TAFE teachers - while Catholic and independent schools will lose $116 million over four years and TAFE fees will rise 9.5 per cent.
In light of recent media coverage of the Government’s decision to cut funding to education we encourage parents and caregivers to band together to voice your concerns.
The executive of Maitland Primary Principal’s Association are planning to meet with Maitland’s Local Member for Parliament Robyn Parker on Thursday 4th October. In support of your children it is asked that letters of petition opposing the funding cuts are collected and presented to Robyn Parker at this meeting.
“Students in all New South Wales schools and TAFEs will be the losers as a result of the announcement made by the O’Farrell Government yesterday,” Dr White said. “Make no mistake: this decision will hit hard right across the education sector. For non-government schools, the four-year funding freeze means a cut of $116m. This will certainly have an impact on the services that we will be able to provide to students in the years ahead. I believe that our children deserve better.” (source media release education office 12/09/2012)
We the undersigned oppose the government's decision to cut funding to education.
As parents and caregivers of children in the Maitland Government electorate we submit this partition for submission in parliament by our Local Member Robyn Parker.
The Stop School Funding Cuts petition to Local member for Maitland Robyn Parker was written by Angela Manson and is in the category Government at GoPetition.