The State Liberals are deeply concerned that not a single South Australian government primary school has been ranked in the top 100 schools in the nation based on NAPLAN results.
Indeed only one South Australian government school made the top one hundred secondary schools - Glenunga International High.
The Weekend Australian published an analysis of the national performance of primary and secondary Government, Independent and Catholic schools.
“The fact just one South Australian government school made the 200 top schools in Australia highlights just how far South Australia has fallen behind the rest of the country,” said Shadow Education Minister David Pisoni.
“Indeed every other state has a Government schools in the top one hundred primary schools, even Tasmania.
“The Weatherill Labor Government needs to embrace local school autonomy if South Australia is going to deliver a better education for students at our government schools.
“Equally we must begin planning immediately for the transition of year 7 into secondary schools.
“Education Minister Susan Close needs to admit a decade of policy inertia has seen South Australia’s public education system fall behind the rest of the nation.”