Parents' survey of education concerns

COFFS Harbour and District parents are being encouraged to complete an online survey about the NSW education system.

Shadow minister for education Adrian Piccoli has launched an online survey for parents to gauge their opinions on the state of the education system.

The brief survey, which takes five minutes to complete, can be accessed at Mr Piccoli's website www.adrianpiccoli.com.

Mr Piccoli said it was important to listen to the concerns of parents when it came to their children's education.

“Most parents place great value in their child's education, so it is crucial they have confidence that their kids are learning in the right conditions.

“Going into the global financial crisis, anecdotal evidence says parents are turning away from pricey private schools and turning back to the far cheaper public alternative,” Mr Piccoli said.

Mr Piccoli said that it was important for parents to have confidence in the quality of their child's school.

“Unfortunately all too often we hear about run down public schools.

“With a $50 million school maintenance backlog, we need to find out what priorities we should have as we head into a new school year.”



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