Labor refuse to release secret IPS review

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The Palaszczuk Labor Government is continuing to keep a secret review into Independent Public Schools (IPS) under lock and key.

The LNP demanded the immediate release of the report into IPS, but Education Minister Grace Grace flip-flopped on her commitment and Labor delayed the release until after it's considered by Cabinet.

LNP Shadow Education Minister Jarrod Belijie said Queenslanders deserved to know what was in Labor's second IPS review.

"Labor is looking for any excuse not to release the IPS review," Mr Bleijie said.

"We demanded the review be made public but the Labor Government voted to continue their culture of cover-up and secrecy.

"Labor's agenda is clear and IPS are destined for the scrapheap.

"The Teachers Union want this program scrapped because schools are run by local parents, teachers and principals and not a central head office in Brisbane.

"A secret review was commissioned just weeks after the QTU wrote to the Minister calling for the termination of Independent Public Schools in January.

"Ms Grace publicly committed to release the report on August 8 but Queenslanders are still waiting."

On August 8, Ms Graces said: "I'm getting briefed today and as soon as I get briefed and we know exactly what is in the report, we will release it to the public. We will not make it secret. Nothing to hide here. More than happy to release it following the briefing today." *Audio attached. Source: ABC Drive Brisbane*

Mr Bleijie said a one-size fits all approach to education did not work and research showed more autonomy improved school performance and student outcomes.

"IPS give local principals, teachers and parents more control in how to run their schools," he said.

"The benefits of IPS include giving state schools greater autonomy in decision making, cutting red tape and removing layers of management to improve outcomes for students.

"They also provide parents greater choice when it comes to the education of their children.

"The LNP wants Queensland kids to be the smartest in the nation, which is why this program should be extended and enhanced."

 
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