[First filed: April 01, 2009 @ 15:08]
Andrew Barr is thrilled to announce that for the first time in a decade there are more children enrolled in public schools than the year before:
- “This increase in enrolments shows that the ACT Government’s record investment in public education is paying dividends,” Mr Barr said. “This is a direct result of the actions this Government took back in 2006 to invest $350 million into upgrading every public school and building new state-of-the-art schools, where they are most needed in Belconnen, Gungahlin and Tuggeranong.”
Everything to do with the public’s love of ACT Government education policies?
Nothing to do with parents worried about taking on the cost of private education at this time?
UPDATED: A day later Steve Doszpot appears to be taking his talking points from our commenters in his media release:
- “Mr Barr should realise that children’s education is not for his political point scoring.
“In broad term the census figures indicate only a very small increase in public school enrolments, a total increase of 0.001%.
“Mr Barr cannot seriously claim this result as a success when figures affectively remaining stagnant.