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Keep big business out of the curriculum: Greens

Media Release
Penny Wright 15 Oct 2014

Multi-national corporations should not be writing lesson plans for Australian classrooms, says Australian Greens spokesperson for schools Senator Penny Wright.

Senator Wright said the Abbott Government's adoption of the US P-TECH model was a further step along the road to privatising public education.

"While the skills students are learning need to be relevant for 21st century jobs, our schools are not for sale - big business should not be writing the curriculum," Senator Wright said.

"Do we really want our kids learning nutrition from fast food companies? Or being taught the science of climate change by big polluters?

"The Abbott Government needs to support public education, not try to commercialise it."

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