26 June 2006

Teachers union turns the knife

| johnboy
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You’d think at a time when economics was driving massive school closures would be a bad time to campaign for an increase in educational costs.

But the ABC, via Yahoo, brings news of today’s stop work meeting by the teachers.

The Government is on the nose over education so they hope any protest will garner support, effectively jumping on the anti-school closure bandwagon.

A more serious issue is that the massive consolidation of schools is going to clog the career paths of younger teacher for the next 20 years. As discussed here previously, the problem isn’t the base pay rate, it’s the lack of reward for performance. That is going to get worse either which way.

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My friends in the system have already been told that there won’t be any “new” teachers for secondary next year.

Shame that the application for new teachers closes in June.

we’ve already established that the teacher’s union has little regard for the truth in their propaganda.

A couple of years ago wasn’t the big problem the age of our teachers and that half of them were going to retire int he next 5-10?

Teachers’ strikes are a pain in the proverbial for working parents like myself and millions of others. That said, I suck it up and deal with it, because I support them in their action. These people are responsible for my child’s future, and I am prepared to suffer some inconveniences to make sure they are satisfied in their work, and paid for their valuable contribution.

I could never be a teacher, so I really respect those who can.

It’s looking great if you want to travel the world and party on.

As a first year Primary Education student – the future isn’t look up for me is it!

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