NAPLAN results, which came out today, suggest that Australian high school students are flat-lining and Senator Wright has called for a fresh look at how schools are funded in Australia to make sure students are getting the best education.
Senator Wright recommends implementing the findings from the senate inquiry into ‘The effectiveness of the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy’.
Statement from Senator Penny Wright, Australian Greens spokesperson for Schools:
"This government is trying to use tricky accounting to hide their broken promises on school funding and disability loadings," Senator Wright said.
"The Abbott Government promised a full disability loading this year - but instead they are continuing with a completely inadequate model which has left 100,000 students with a disability without any educational support at all.
The 2015 Budget has no vision for the future of South Australia, say SA's Australian Greens Senators.
Senator Penny Wright said the Government was continuing to protect big business at the expense of everyday South Australians.
"The Abbott Government has absolutely no vision for South Australia's future. Rather than finding new sources of revenue from the big end of town, this Budget cuts one vital service to fund another," Senator Wright said.
The Australian Greens have slammed the Abbott Government for trying to spin $17 million for teacher training as a budget win while cutting billions from schools.
Spokesperson for schools Senator Penny Wright said $17m was a drop in the ocean compared to the government's broken promises on Gonski, which will see $3 billion less than forecast go to schools in the next budget.
"Even the best teacher training programs in the world are not enough if the schools teachers end up in are chronically underfunded," Senator Wright said.