Australian Aboriginal school kids treated like rubbish
Walgett Community High and Moree East Public are the schools that bureaucracies forgot, in physically deplorable condition and battling the pathogen of low expectations from all quarters.
By NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli’s own admission, the schools have been failed from the top by hulking institutions run from Sydney that swept them out of sight, confining them to standards that would be deemed unacceptable in any Australian city.
“I think it is fair to say we have treated Aboriginal people like rubbish,” Mr Piccoli told state parliament last week.
He took that extraordinarily frank statement further this week in an interview with The Australian, describing the “disgusting” condition of several NSW schools with large numbers of indigenous students in remote towns such as Walgett, Moree, Wilcannia and Brewarrina.
“They’re a long way away, out of sight and out of mind, and as such I think historically we have applied a…
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