AEU Seeks Caveat on PPPs
The Age Newspaper reports today:
VICTORIA’S teachers union has moved to ease concern about its support for private funding of school buildings, releasing a list of conditions it says will protect public schools from privatisation.
In a document sent to members this week, the Australian Education Union’s Victorian branch said public-private partnerships should only be used for the building and maintenance of new schools, and not the refurbishing of existing schools.
The resolution, from the joint primary and secondary council, also said schools must have complete control over the use of the facilities, and a private consortium should have no role in curriculum, staffing or daily school operations.
“If (the) Government is going to go this way