PREMIER and former education minister David Bartlett yesterday effectively admitted Tasmania Tomorrow had failed.
"I've said in the Parliament clearly we haven't got everything right, we haven't got the organisations right, we haven't got the communications right, we haven't got a number of things right, and they need to be right," he said.
Mr Bartlett, who rammed Tasmania Tomorrow's enabling legislation through Parliament during final sitting days of 2008, confirmed he had anointed new Education Minister Lin Thorp to find Tasmania Tomorrow solutions.
On Tuesday, teachers said Ms Thorp offered them 10 proposals to repair the damage of the Tasmania Tomorrow reforms at meetings in the North and North- West last week.
Her proposals included abolition of the Academy, Polytechnic and Skills Institute boards and a return of post-year-10 studies to the Education Department, they said.
Last week Tasmanian Polytechnic chairman Michael Vertigan resigned.
The teachers said Ms Thorp had told them that the Tasmania Tomorrow damage included a narrowing of student choice and a loss of college culture.
Mr Bartlett said Ms Thorp was charged with making operational and organisational changes.
"I deliberately selected Lin Thorp as minister in this area because it's clear there is a requirement, a necessity, for solutions to some of the operational and organisational challenges," Mr Bartlett said.
"I am optimistic that those solutions will get broad support in the community and in the Parliament, and that's what we're aiming to do."
Announcements about the rollback are expected in July.
Education union branch secretary Leanne Wright yesterday refused to comment on Tasmania Tomorrow, despite 90 per cent of the union's 10,000 members voting to strike about the reforms.
Last month the Opposition tabled a bill to repeal the Tasmania Tomorrow legislation.
Greens education spokesman Paul O'Halloran said the party's policy was to restore college integrity.
Liberal education spokesman Michael Ferguson called for college data in the annual Education Performance Report. That data was not included in the report, released yesterday.
Australian Education Union secondary colleges organiser Greg Brown said teachers had universally reported Ms Thorp's admission that Tasmania Tomorrow had failed at her statewide meetings.
But Ms Thorp maintained that she did not use the word "failed" at meetings with teachers in the North and North-West last week.
Teachers who attended the meetings said Ms Thorp offered a 10-point plan to mend the damage caused by the reform's failure.