We need an education system that works for all of us.
Today the government has shown its contempt for young people, by massively increasing the cost of university fees, in some cases more than doubling the cost of some degrees.
This is an attempt to destroy the Arts and Social Sciences, and comes at a time when young Australians are already the most impacted by the current economic crisis. Recent figures from the ABS show that youth unemployment is now 16.1% (compared to the national average of 7.1%).
It is yet another attempt by the government to put big business first at the expense of society. It’s a politically motivated attack from a government that does not want a creative, critical thinking and educated public.
We must fight back against these brutal fee hikes and stand up for an education system that works for all of society, not just big business and the very wealthy.
Rebuilding from the covid crisis could be the moment that we begin to solve the climate crisis and build a society that works for everyone. But not if we let big business call the shots.
For decades our education system has been under attack as big business tries to push the cost of training their workers onto the public. These changes show that once again business is pulling the strings when it comes to Scott Morrisson’s education policy.
We can’t let big business take even more control of our universities. We need a society with good jobs, great public services and a safe climate for all. And this means accessible and free public education at all levels so that people not only gain knowledge and skills to contribute back to society, but to understand the world around us, to learn the tools to tell our shared stories and history.
There is plenty of work to be done maintaining our communities, rebuilding vibrant cultural lives and caring for each other. Rather than the indignity of competing with each other for work, let’s work together to build a society that works for all of us.
If we stand together we can push back against the marketisation of our education system. Fight back by signing this petition to the Education Minister here >>
This attack on the education system represents just the latest part of big businesses’ plan to hollow out public services. We’re in this fight for the long haul. If you want to find out more about how you can join Tomorrow Movement in this fight, join one of our upcoming Welcome Calls >>
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