Greens MP visits Dapto to expose TAFE campus closure agenda

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. 

Dawn Walker was joined by NSW Teachers Federation representatives and local community members to discuss the problems with the NSW Government’s new 'Connected Learning Centre' model that has resulted in the replacement of a once-thriving Dapto TAFE with a pop-up shopfront, poor access to library services, no toilets and minimal support for students. 

“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.

Dawn Walker will be touring NSW over June and July to visit communities where new 'Connected Learning Centre' are being built to expose the NSW Government's TAFE campus closure agenda.

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