Please join us Tuesday March 14 for a special NSW election education debate breakfast event between NSW Education Minister, Sarah Mitchell and NSW Shadow Education Minister, Prue Car, moderated by CIS education program director, Glenn Fahey.
Few policy issues are more important than the education of the state’s children, the support for the state’s teachers, and the confidence of the state’s parents. What are the respective visions of the major parties?
Amid a disappointing recent history for student outcomes, how will policy platforms seek to turn this around? How will the state’s struggling students be best supported? How will persistent teacher workforce challenges be resolved? Will school funding wars be put to an end?
At CIS, we have long seen education policy as key to our mission. We need a high-quality education system to achieve economic prosperity for the next generation, to promote social mobility, and to foster social cohesion.
The Hon. Sarah Mitchell MLC is NSW Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning. She has been a Nationals member of the New South Wales Legislative Council since March 2011.
Prue Car MP is Shadow Minister for Education, and Early Childhood Learning. She is the Deputy Leader of the Opposition.
Glenn Fahey is program director in Education Policy at the Centre for Independent Studies.