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ACT Teachers Revolting

By johnboy 9 August 2006 69

The ABC informs us that,never likely to give a sucker an even break, the teachers are going on strike for more pay while education remains a hot-button issue.

Predictably they’re trying to drag school closures into the mix.

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nyssa76 7:24 am 11 Aug 06

Yes it would, but most get 90K+ depending on the size of their school.

ACTDET needs to lessen the reins.

johnboy 11:11 pm 10 Aug 06

Well stage 2 would be offering principals real money for the performances of their schools as a whole.

That’ll get them staying home and taking an interest.

nyssa76 10:27 pm 10 Aug 06

You won’t get any of that until the older teachers shuffle off.

Principals are rarely in their schools so they wouldn’t have a clue as to who is a good teacher or a bad one.

They’re more admin types than teachers anymore. Blame ACTDET for taking them out of the schools 98% of the time.

Ergo, principals aren’t equipped to make that decision until they spend at least 50% of their time in the school.

Big Al 9:53 pm 10 Aug 06

Out of all of this dross there’s but one gem of sensibility …

“The best way to reward teachers would be to let principals pay what they want to get the people they want.”

JB’s nailed it. Give good managers the ability to bring the right people around them to deliver what they’re paid to do. Sure the union will squeal like the pig that it is about it, but they don’t give a toss about the kids.

nyssa76 8:10 pm 10 Aug 06

The older teachers won’t have it. They control the AEU with their numbers.

Maelinar 4:27 pm 10 Aug 06

Last school I worked at I was regularly scored on my performance by a member of an independent quality audit team who sat in on my lessons.

Don’t see why that won’t work in the current system…

VYBerlinaV8 8:42 am 10 Aug 06


Pandy 6:11 pm 09 Aug 06

AWAs. Too much to read Thumper. But the union can do SFA if an individual employee approaches the Education Dept and asks for an AWA. It just needs the guts of Barr to give it a go.

AWAs are not for everyone. In my Dept some people have got them, others are entitled to have one but dont want to bother, even though they could get a 10% pay rise for nothing.

nyssa76 5:17 pm 09 Aug 06

Special G, particularly maths and science teachers.

They get more money elsewhere than in the classroom.

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