O'Farrell's fees for public preschools bad news for education

Greens MP Jamie Parker will this week hold 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 education," 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."

Roundtable forum: oppose fees for public preschools
When: 7pm Thursday 8 December
Where: Leichhardt Town Hall
All welcome

More information: Alison Martin 9660 7586 or 0432 941 533

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