It is difficult to believe anything Christopher Pyne and Tony Abbott say about education.
Almost every day they contradict themselves and each other.
Today just minutes before they were to face a barrage from Bill Shorten in Question Time they did their latest back flip.
Now we are supposed to believe they will implement Labor’s plan as agreed with the various states and jurisdictions that signed up or accepted the reforms.
I just do not trust them. They thought they could walk all over the Gonski reforms that took years of planning and consultation and ended the class war over funding.
When it was clear they could not, they tinkered with words used in promises and hoped it would be enough to silence us.
I don’t think either of them have any idea of how seriously Australians are intent on school funding reforms.
What is clear is that they are frightened enough by the outrage we are showing to change their views in 24 hour cycles or less.
So let’s keep it up.
We want the Gonski school funding reforms as promised by the one politician with a vision for Australian schooling, Julia Gillard, and we want the full six year agreements to be honoured.