Education - Liberal Democrats WA

Education

As Liberal Democrats, we believe that schooling should be devolved to a state level, and funded through school vouchers that promote competition between schools, and encourage parental choice.

The role of government in the provision of education should be progressively diminished, to the point at which it sets and enforces the standard by which schools are accredited (based upon facilities, accountability and performance), and facilitates where necessary the operation of market forces among education providers.

The Liberal Democrats also support the gradual deregulation and privatisation of higher education, while retaining a system of loans to cover tuition fees.  It is unfair for those without the benefit of a higher education to pay for the higher education of others.