NSW Labor promises co-ed high schools

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Every pupil in NSW will be able to attend a coeducational public high school under a Labor government.

Opposition Leader Chris Minns says if Labor is elected in March he will ensure all students have the opportunity to attend a statewide coeducational high school during the government’s first term .

He outlined the strategy in a statement Wednesday, recommending expanding school watershed boundaries and identifying future land needs.

There are 45 single-sex public high schools in New South Wales, with families in many of these catchments outside of any coeducational high school catchment.

Mr Minns said some families had been forced to move to enroll their child in a coeducational public high school.

Last year the Department for Education said it was ‘working towards options’ to increase access.

However, Mr. Minns says that more than a year later, the Perrottet government has not announced a policy to provide statewide access to coeducational schools.

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