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Idea 4

Empower the community to demand change to a needs-based distribution of education resources that creates equity and excellence by giving every student the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

We can achieve a system of less inequality that will benefit everyone through a series of initiatives, including a statewide needs-audit that will result in the fairer distribution of resources, a strong social marketing strategy to create public awareness of the issues in order to create a loud and unified community voice, investing more in early years education through increasing access to Child and Family Centres, placing a Community Engagement Officer in every school and empowering each school to create a curriculum that is relevant to a student’s needs. The result will be every Tasmanian child having the resources they need to fulfil their potential.

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  • As a teacher, it is a sad time to think that equity is a ‘proposal’. Perhaps this highlights how many groceries and resources teachers supply for themselves and the long hours overtime (daily) that are necessary in supporting students who have not been offered sufficient supports (most students in average gov schools).

    SUBMITTED BY: Alice, Hobart 10:46PM 13/06/15
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  • Needs based resourcing is fundamental: but resources are finite & individual curricula are resource intensive, so creative ways to achieve this would be needed. A balance between all levels of education is also required with flexibility to shift according to community demographics. Co-location of levels bears consideration.

    SUBMITTED BY: Paul Reader, Clarenon Vale 04:48PM 17/06/15
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  • If the NSW public education system can implement the Gonski needs based model for resourcing schools, why can’t Tasmania?

    SUBMITTED BY: Eleanor Ramsay, Kettering 01:37PM 27/06/15
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