Don McAllister, Kingscliff
I read that Cranbrook private school in Sydney just bought the 2500 square metre block next door for $15.5 million dollars. A mind-boggling sum. Yet public schools in the Richmond electorate struggle just to raise a few dollars from chocolate bars and the like.
Tony Abbott says he is determined to fight the Gonski recommendations to ensure grossly wealthy schools like this continue to receive large amounts of public money.
The Liberal party likes to talk about latte sipping ‘elites’ capturing policy, but in reality the Liberal party operates primarily to protect the wealth of the real elite that funds it. Any way you look at it, voting for Abbott in September is just voting to suck money from our public schools and diminish any chance of our kids and grandkids getting a proper education.