Our educational outcomes are dreadful and we make excuses for them. We will break the mindset of denial that exists in Tasmania about our standard of education through a combination of cultural and organisational change. We want to increase the community’s hunger for better educational outcomes. We also want to change the way the system delivers education. These initiatives include; extending all government high schools from Year 10 to Year 12 in metropolitan areas as well as in rural or regional towns and extending existing colleges back to Year 7; creating more aspirational pathway planning for higher education; provide frequent, external performance feedback and coaching for all teachers, and; only employ the term “leavers’ dinner” for those graduating from Year 12.