Parents Voice in Government School Education

Free fishing rods: PV media comment

The Age reported today on a State Government program called “Little Anglers” that will distribute free fishing rods to Grade 5 students at Victorian schools – including wealthy private schools such as Trinity Grammar, MLC and Caulfield Grammar.
The headline reads, “Free fishing rods for private schools is a hook critics say is out of line

Parents Victoria is quoted in the article:

But Parents Victoria chief executive Gail McHardy, a public education advocate, has queried whether non-government schools should be included in the rollout.

“You have to question, why fund non-government schools? Some have pretty schmick recreational resources and outdoor facilities,” she said.

“If we are going to spend $1 million, Parents Victoria would far prefer that money being invested in … increasing support for local sporting clubs and activities to support families who could be cutting back due to mortgage or rental stress.”

Gail was also interviewed on this issue twice this morning on ABC radio – you can listen to both interviews:


Read the Age article

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