Our students’ futures are being prioritised with the launch of a parliamentary inquiry reviewing Victoria’s state education system.
Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, is urging everyone to have their say with submissions open now.
‘As legislators, as elected members of parliament, it has been a long time – in fact almost 20 years – since there was a deep dive into the education system in this Victorian Parliament,’ said Ms Benham.
‘The breadth of this inquiry really focuses on student learning outcomes – let us put Victorian students at the centre of this inquiry – and student well-being, mental health and engagement.
‘Also, very importantly, let us look at the state of teaching in Victoria – the teacher workforce, the professional development and teacher retention.’
‘It is important to unpack the issues in terms of listening to people in the field – to teachers and educators, to principals and school leaders, to school councils and, importantly, to parents and past and present students,’ she said.
Public submissions to the inquiry close on Friday 13 October 2023. A report to parliament with findings and recommendations for government is due by 25 June 2024.