The report card on Queensland schools has revealed the Palaszczuk Labor Government have failed their own “pass mark” for education.
The 2023/24 State Budget papers reveals the Palaszczuk Labor Government have failed 24 targets for reading, writing and numeracy at all year levels tested in NAPLAN.
Shadow Minister for Education Dr Christian Rowan said the embarrassing results were a direct consequence of the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s repeated Education failures.
“For years this Government has failed to plan and resource Queensland schools and now we’re seeing the results,” Dr Rowan said.
“The Palaszczuk Labor Government’s report card shows they’ve failed every test on education.
“When a government is in crisis and chaos it loses focus on the outcomes that matter to Queenslanders.
“The Minister is so embarrassed about failing to meet these targets year after year that she has decided not to report on it in future budgets.”
Dr Rowan said the dismal report card was no surprise given the Government had failed to deliver the additional teachers they promised and Queensland schools needed.
“The Palaszczuk Labor Government promised 6,190 additional teachers at the last election but three years on, they’ve delivered less than 10 per cent of what they promised,” he said.
“Teachers and principals are sounding the alarm about the lack of teachers and the lack of resources being delivered by the Palaszczuk Labor Government and students are paying the price.
“Parents can’t trust this Government to deliver a world class education system that our students deserve.”