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Post Year 10 Education

Nick Mckim

Nick Mckim  -  Thursday, 26 June 2014

Tags: Colleges, Education, Schools

The farce that is the Liberal’s post year 10 policy was re-affirmed this morning in Parliament when Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff did not refute assertions that the current arrangements would remain.

“Mr Rockliff is conning Tasmanians into believing he is engaging in structural reform, when in fact he is adopting the existing delivery mechanism for year 11-12 in regional Tasmanian schools,” Greens Education spokesperson Nick McKim MP said.

“Every single school that is participating in the first round of Liberal’s post year 10 reforms already offers year 11 and 12 subjects.”

“Not only that, but the participating schools have asked that their year 11 and 12 subjects to be delivered by Colleges and TasTAFE, which is in fact what is currently occurring.”

“Minister Rockliff is crabwalking as fast as he can away from Michael Ferguson’s unworkable post year 10 policy, and towards the existing model for regional schools which has delivered sustained improvements in retention rates in Tasmania,” Mr McKim said.