Tasmanian News

Schools spend promise

The big spending promises for key services carries on in Tasmania's election campaign, with the Liberal Party unveiling $324 million for education.

It's translating the investment into 250 extra teacher jobs and 80 assistants.

Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff's portraying it as further progress on what's already been achieved.

"We have invested more in education than any other government before, we have 107 more teachers in our schools, we have laid the foundation over the last four years for the very best education in the country."

Tasmanian Principals Association's Malcolm Elliott's commented on the extra funding.

"What's happened with this announcement today is that we've seen the government commit itself to the level of funding that would be required to meet the school resoucing standard that's implicit in the Gonski funding models."