The State Government’s election promise to hire more than 6000 teachers has failed spectacularly.
It was revealed in Estimates today the State Government have only grown teacher numbers by an extra 388 teachers.
Shadow Education Minister Dr Christian Rowan said it’s an epic fail from Labor.
“The State Government says one thing before the election, but can never deliver what they promised,” Dr Rowan said.
“This is why Queenslanders are growing more frustrated with this third term State Government.
“This was supposed to fix ballooning classroom sizes and put simply the Education Minister has failed to deliver.
“Labor’s failure to deliver a teacher workforce strategy that meets a growing demand is of significant concern.
“There has also been an increase in workplace assaults on teachers and Workcover claims, and a growing number of drugs and weapon related incidents in our schools.
“All kids deserve a world class education.
“Under Labor, literacy, and numeracy targets for years 3, 5, 7, and 9 across all student categories aren’t being met.
“With serious ongoing employee conduct matters, significant teacher workforce shortages, increasing violence in our schools, millions of dollars in budget blowouts, and senior Departmental Executives still only in acting roles, it’s clear that the Palaszczuk Government is losing control of education in Queensland.”