Western Australia should have a high quality public education system that is accessible to all members of our community and is recognised as among the best in the world.
Schools should be appropriately resourced to undertake this work, including funding to provide high quality infrastructure and to attract and retain outstanding teaching staff. The quality of schools and the learning outcomes of students should not be dependent on wealth or location.
Alison has called for the establishment of an independent schools commission to enable decision-making, in particular regarding the locations of new schools or closure of older schools, to be based on independent expert opinion rather than political whim.
Ensuring our young people feel safe and included at school is key to their wellbeing. Alison is a proud supporter of the Safe Schools program which supports young people and aims to end homophobic and transphobic discrimination and bullying at school.
Alison will continue to advocate for improved support for children and young people in schools, including specialised support for Aboriginal children, children with disability, learning difficulties, and those who live in regional and remote areas.