The billionaire founder of Twitter said he would love to see new schools built in Australia.
He said it was a “real shame” that only one school was built in Brisbane, and he hoped to see some more in Sydney and Melbourne.
Mr Dorsey said the city’s only primary school was “pretty sad” and he wanted more schools to be built in the future.
“I’ve never been a big fan of school construction in the US, I’m not a big supporter of building schools,” he said.
When asked about the Australian schools shortage, Mr Dorsey replied: “I think Australia’s a really big country, and I think we need more schools there, that’s my view.”
But the truth is, we don’t need more primary schools.
The ABC understands there are more than a dozen primary schools in the Sydney and Brisbane areas, but it is believed the majority are not funded by the state or the federal government.
It is not the first time Mr Dorsey has spoken out about Australia’s education shortage.
In 2016, he said Australia’s “primary school population is smaller than it was 20 years ago”.
“There are many schools that are very, very close to being full, which is a problem,” he told the ABC.
A spokesman for Education Minister Simon Birmingham said the minister supported the government’s strategy to expand the number of primary schools and provide more funding to improve education outcomes.
“We know that we have a problem in education and the Government is committed to improving our primary school system,” the spokesman said.
“This strategy is a response to the increasing demand for primary education, including for girls, and we are working with the State Government to ensure that every school is well supported in order to achieve the best outcomes for girls in school.”