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Media Release: O’Farrell’s fees for public preschools bad news for education

Greens MP Jamie Parker held a roundtable meeting with key stakeholders to oppose the O’Farrell government’s plans to introduce fees into public preschools.

“The introduction of fees for public preschools puts at risk improvements to lifelong learning outcomes, social adjustment to school life and long-term further engagement in educations,” Mr Parker said.

“Compulsory fees are not only a deterrent to entry for low socio-economic background families but an insult to the notion of free, secular and comprehensive education.

“The benefits of preschool are well established in Australian and international studies. We Greens will continue to campaign in support of parents and preschool workers to ensure public schools remain free.”

Preschool $40 fee anger – Inner West Courier

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