THE federal budget has a vision for greater “parental engagement” in years prep to 12 and “dramatically” increased access to higher education, according to the Education Minister’s Parliamentary Secretary, Senator Scott Ryan.
“Parental engagement is such an important driver of school and community success,” Sen Ryan said in Hamilton on Wednesday.
“That’s why (Education Minister, Christopher Pyne) commissioned specific research into that area.
“(It’s) also why we’ve got the fund to support independent public schools because that does increase parental engagement at the school level.”
That vision will have to be achieved with a $30 billion downward “change in the (increasing) rate of growth in spending” over 10 years for Australia’s education system, as Sen. Ryan described it.
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