Public school funding is most important election issue

NSW Teachers Federation acting deputy president Henry Rajendra will be joined by teachers and parents in the electorate of Lindsay campaigning for Fair Funding Now! for our public schools.

Who: Henry Rajendra, NSW Teachers Federation acting deputy-president, teachers and parents.

When: Friday 17 May 2019

Where: 10.55am Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School, 115 Great Western Highway, Emu Plains.

12.50pm Glenmore Park High School, Glenmore Parkway, Glenmore Park.

Mr Rajendra is available for pictures with the giant Fair Funding Now! mobile billboard.

“Labor’s federal election commitment to invest $14.1 billion in our public schools is vitally important for local school communities. Bill Shorten’s $3.3 billion commitment for public school funding in the first three years is a very welcome game-changer for public schools,” Mr Rajendra said.

“Prime Minister Scott Morrison has made it clear that public schools are not a priority for his government,” he said.

“The Coalition’s school funding legislation is directly responsible for leaving our public schools under-resourced.”

Mr Rajendra said schools in the electorate of Lindsay will collectively have $24 million ripped away by Federal Government funding cuts.

Nepean CAPA High loses $1.32m;

Glenmore Park loses $1.32m.

“Our 2.5 million public school students need extra funding now and we are talking to parents and community members about the importance of electing a government that puts public schools first,” he said.

Mr Rajendra said it was vitally important that everyone recognised the importance of making sure their vote counts to increase funding for public schools.

“Only Labor and the Greens have committed to properly fund our schools and make sure our children get the best education they can,” he said.

Mr Rajendra is

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