Education is a public good and crucial to our economic, social and environmental prosperity.
Everyone should have access to high-quality, free, well-funded public education and training, whatever their background or where they live.
The Victorian government has a responsibility to fund all levels of the public education system, from early childhood education through to schools and vocational education and training and should prioritise public education.
Sue Pennicuik is the Victorian Greens’ spokesperson for Education. The Greens in Victorian Parliament are fighting for:
- Fair and equitable education funding
- Increased support services and reengagement programs to address barriers to education.
- Fair salaries, conditions and work stability for all educators, recognising theirskills and professionalism
- More support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and students from non-English speaking backgrounds
- Age-appropriate and accredited respectful relationships education and continued support for the Safe Schools anti-bullying program
- The removal of anti-discrimination exemptions from non-government schools to protect students and teachers in minority groups
- Transparency as to where funding for new or upgraded schools are provided.