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Victoria to consult with public over future of education, states call for Gonski commitment

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The Victorian Government has launched discussion papers that urge Victorians to have their say about the future of the state’s education system.

Premier Daniel Andrews said at today’s State Library launch that as Victoria’s economy is changing, its education system needs to change with it.

“We’re inviting every Victorian to have their say about their education system and their future,” he said.

The two-month consultation will seek the views of students, parents, carers, teachers, principals, school council members, businesses and community groups, and will also test the development of specific targets for the improvement of Victoria’s education system.

The 2015-16 Victorian Budget pledged $3.9 billion towards the state’s education system.

Meanwhile, The Australian has reported that Labour states are pressuring Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to commit $7 billion in federal funds to meet the final two years, 2018 and 2019, of Gonski funding that was agreed to under the Australian Education Act with former Prime Minister Julia Gillard.