Letter to the Editor - English should not be treated like a third-rate subject

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Education & Schools Letters to the Editor Political Queensland Government


We want our kids to be the smartest in the nation.
As a mother of three teenage girls, I know reading and writing are two of the basic skills our kids need to get a job and succeed in life.
With the worst unemployment rate in Australia, Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor should be doing more to help our next generation of workers get a good job.
Revelations English will not be a mandatory inclusion for ATAR, the new university entrance ranking system, diminishes the importance of the subject.
It also sends the wrong message to our kids and our teachers. We should be boosting literacy and numeracy standards, not reducing standards.
English should not be treated like a third-rate subject.
If it’s good enough for the other states, it should be good enough for Queensland kids.
Annastacia Palaszczuk needs to intervene and reverse this terrible decision.
Education is a major priority for me and my team because we know that an investment in education is an investment in the future of our children and grandchildren.
Labor are settling for second best and we don’t think that’s good enough.
Deb Frecklington
Liberal National Party Leader

Deb Frecklington : Leader of the Liberal National Party (LNP) of Queensland :
PO Box 940, Spring Hill Qld 4004, Queensland Wide
07 3844 0666
Deb Frecklington : Leader of the Liberal National Party (LNP) of Queensland
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