ABC reports Stanhope accusing teachers and the Council of Parents and Citizens Associations of white-collar, middle-class snobbery after they accused the Government of being prepared to spend money on the dragway but not education.
I’d hardly expect to see Stanhope hanging with the hoons on a friday night!
It seems our CMs first reaction in any situation these days is to attack.
Now, I’m actually not against some school closures personally – I personally think Canberra suburbs are too small and that each doesn’t need its own school. I also think that teachers pay increases (above CPI) should also include productivity gains – my understanding is that the teacher’s claims are for the same pay as NSW but not the same work. I’m happy to be proven wrong.
However, I do agree with claims about the government’s spending priorities. Dragway, busway and ESPECIALLY the arboretum.