Schooling questions unanswered
This is my opinion on the current education debacle brought about by a non-caring Education Minister, Sue Ellery.
Due to the public backlash with regards to the closure of School of the Air, she had to do a backflip.
It was at that point that she should have stopped to listen to the WA public with regards to her decision to close Moora Residential College.
The campaign against the Government has not lost its momentum, with increased awareness not only throughout WA but nationally and internationally.
The Moora community will not stop until this decision is reversed. It is not just 30 students, it is families, a community and a future for the town. My questions are: Is the minister failing in her duty of care to all students in this State? Does this amount to the neglect of regional students in this State?
It is depriving regional students and their families of their rights to choose suitable education and boarding for their individual needs.
This certainly is, or amounts to, nothing short of discrimination against our regional students. Has the minister breached her duty of care? Does this decision have any legal ramifications for the minister and Government?
Can anyone with the legal qualifications help me out here? Are there any legal rights for these families?