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McLeish - What happened to Daniel Andrews’ “Education State”?

Monday, 24 February 2020

Revelations that 1 in 10 graduate teachers are failing to pass a basic literacy and numeracy test are deeply concerning for parents and the educational outcomes of Victorian students.

Despite claims from Daniel Andrews that he would make Victoria the “Education State”, academic results of Victorian students, particularly in regional Victoria, continue to decline.

How can parents expect their children’s results to improve if graduate teachers are seeking tutoring to pass basic literacy and numeracy tests?

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Education, Cindy McLeish:

“Labor is all talk and no action when it comes to ensuring Victorian students have the opportunity to achieve the best they can.

“Research shows that effective teachers are the key to student success.

“How can these teachers possibly teach students if they themselves can’t pass a basic literacy and numeracy test?

“What are Andrews and his Education Minister doing to ensure that Victoria’s schools are filled with the best and brightest teachers?”