Australians reaching their full potential through properly resourced education
ABC 7:30 Report, April 18, 2013 - LINK
Julia Gillard said:
I will make it very clear to premiers and chief ministers that this is a critical moment [Gonski reforms] to make sure that every Australian child gets the opportunity to reach their full potential in a properly resourced school.
I will be out there, not only talking to premiers and chief ministers about the importance of our children and properly funding their education, but talking to parents, schools, communities about it too.
LISA Comment: “Hello, Prime Minister!” “How about giving some consideration to many of those who are forced to leave the relatively well resourced special developmental schools as legal adults, but as children intellectually. Those who very much need to continue the special and dedicated education provided by special developmental schools, but are forced into the little more than minder care of state funded day services?”
All the dedicated work of the education department teachers drops like a brick when their students, still children are, overnight, classified as adults with personal preferences which now have to have an adult focus to meet the funding criteria.
For someone with an intellectual operation level of little more than a three year old, meaningful adult activities are few, hence their day is mostly minder care. Whereas, they very much need to continue the meaningful, dedicated and consistent special developmental school programs having just a slight angle towards adult needs