Maxine McKew is generally blamed for giving impetus to the move to gold-plate pre-schools in the interests of quality learning experiences rather than simple old-fashioned and affordable child care.
On coming to political office Maxine McKew was immediately elevated to the executive and was sworn in as Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education in December of 2007. In this capacity, she led Labor’s reform agenda and through COAG secured agreement with the states for the first national standards on a quality framework for childcare and pre-schools.
It is amusing to find out who was on that bandwagon a few years ago.
Oh well, as the Good Soldier Schweik said, anyone can make a mistake and the more a man thinks about things the more mistakes he is bound to make.