Labor's education promises fall short


Rebecca White’s proposal to introduce a phonics program for primary school children makes a big song and dance about something the Government is already delivering.

The main difference is Labor’s literacy target for Year 7 students won’t be achieved until twelve months later than our Government’s.

Labor has provided no detail of how its program will be funded and the funding Labor has allocated will not meet the costs of employing the teachers they claim.

It joins their free lunch thought bubble as another in Labor’s pattern of unaffordable and unbelievable election promises.

Since coming to office, the Liberals have recruited 269 new teachers, 250 FTE teacher assistants and 80 more professional support staff.

Only a re-elected majority Gutwein Liberal government has the leadership and experience to manage the State’s education system responsibly so we can secure Tasmania’s future.