Greens MP, Dawn Walker visited the Dapto ‘Connected Learning Centre’ to launch her 'Teachers Not Terminals' tour that aims to expose the NSW Liberal-National's destructive TAFE campus closure agenda.
“Dapto was the first community to experience the harsh reality of the NSW Liberal-Nationals agenda to close TAFE campuses, cut teaching staff and replace face-to-face learning with online modules in leased shopfronts.
"This will have a devastating impact on the learning outcomes for many students, especially those requiring extra support services and continues this Government’s agenda to undermine our public TAFE system.
"What we’ve seen with this Government so far is 65,000 students gone from TAFE and nearly 6000 teachers slashed. We’ve seen $105 million taken out of the recurrent budget.
"TAFE is on its knees and the Government is doing the dismantling of TAFE under the guise of its Connected Learning Centre model” said Dawn Walker, Greens MP.