Liberals introduce school vouchers
30th July 2010

Tony Abbot has just announced the following on disability vouchers (see below).  I've been arguing for years that school vouchers should be introduced and now the first real step has been taken.  The AEU and other critics will go ballistic as this is the start of a school voucher system (like in the US).  School choice is well and truly on the agenda.

ALEXANDRA KIRK: Yes it would appear so. The $180 million of Labor's promise versus his promise of $314 million. And more specifically the Government promise was $6,000 a year per child for two years. Tony Abbott is promising $20,000 a year and it would start with the 6,000 most profoundly disabled children.

The Opposition is making a big call here saying that it will end discrimination against families with disabilities.

Firstly it's promising to get national agreement; that is bashing the heads of the states and the territories together to come up with standard definitions of disabilities. They say that's the first step to getting more assistance for them.

And then secondly an education card which would follow the child and not stay with the school. And this is how Tony Abbott explained it.

 

 

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