CANBERRA, June 26 - Prime Minister Julia Gillard has made a final pitch to holdout premiers and chief ministers to sign onto the government's Gonski education reform program. Gillard says the Senate has now passed the education reform bill, with six out of 10 children now covered by the government's new funding plan. "Now what remains is for those conservative leaders in the other jurisdictions to step forward and to put the children in their schools first," she told parliament in question time. Gillard said it would be absurd for Victorian Premier Denis Napthine or Queensland Premier Campbell Newman to countenance a situation where the education of NSW children was better than in their schools. "We need these premiers to sign up," she said. That also included the premier of Western Australia Colin Barnett and Northern Territory chief minister Adam Giles. Gillard urged Opposition Leader Tony Abbott to back off pressuring the holdout states and territories not to sign up. "Our kids deserve better. They deserve a world class education," she said. Shortly afterwards, Napthine said he had put a proposal to Gillard whereby the commonwealth would increase its contribution to $7 billion as the state government boosts its education funding by $3.5 billion over the next six years. Gillard told parliament she looked forward to working with Napthine in good faith. The Prime Minister said the Victorian premier's willingness to negotiate on school funding was "not before time". "Of course, the terms of the arrangement will be the same as the ones we have signed with NSW, South Australia and the ACT," Gillard said. "The offer I've made is a good one, a basically two-for-one funding deal between the federal government and state government for Victoria." Federal Education Minister Peter Garrett said it was now important for those states which had not signed up top do so. "For the premier of Victoria, the door is now open. That's welcomes news," he said. He said the passing of the bills in the Senate implemented a needs-based funding system to support school education system for the first time ever. "It's a proud day for this government to see this reform now in law," he said. It would mean focused targeted support in areas like literacy in early years of primary school. Those needing special support would get it in a way that makes a difference, he said. He said this was focused on returning Australian to the top five education nations by 2025. AAP