Tag: Teachers

Opinion | Want to End the Teacher Shortage? Start Valuing Education | Rebekah Entralgo

When did Australia become sooo American?

Too many lawmakers are happy to dole out subsidies for the rich and corporations while resisting pay increases for educators.

Opinion | Want to End the Teacher Shortage? Start Valuing Education | Rebekah Entralgo

New South Wales Public Sector Workers Are Striking Against the Cost-of-Living Crisis

The middleclass Public service unites and strikes while the traditional construction worker unions and tradies watch on and the LNP  writes them off as Marxists.

Teachers, nurses, midwives, and railworkers have now spent years on the frontlines of the ongoing pandemic. In return for putting their health on the line, the state government is rewarding them with ongoing poor conditions and stagnant wages.

Source: New South Wales Public Sector Workers Are Striking Against the Cost-of-Living Crisis

Teachers want rapid antigen tests so school can restart face-to-face

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Morrison makes it perfectly clear education isn’t his priority “Child Minding” is so you can get back to work. RATs Oh they’re a secondary thought for which we can all pay.

Teachers – many of whom also want schools to stay open – say this isn’t enough.

“We have no sense from the PM’s announcement that education is actually a priority,” Australian Education Union president Correna Haythorpe told The New Daily.

 

Source: Teachers want rapid antigen tests so school can restart face-to-face

Teachers can be sacked over sexuality under bill, A-G’s department confirms

Attorney-General Michaelia Cash’s department confirmed religious schools’ right to sack teachers for their views on sexuality under the government’s proposed religious discrimination bill.

This Bill is a denial by the AG  that the debate rages within the different religions themselves. This new law is constructed as if it doesn’t. It’s a return to the past. This Bill is merely reverses what the majority of Australians voted for during the Marriage Equality referendum. It’s constructed to placate some 4% of LNP ultra-religious right-wing supporters and runs counter to the wants of the Australian Majority. It returns the stick that was once taken from them.

The Attorney-General’s department has confirmed religious schools’ right to sack teachers for their views on sexuality under the federal government’s revised Religious Discrimination Bill and signalled protections for LGBTQI students will be delayed.

Source: Teachers can be sacked over sexuality under bill, A-G’s department confirms

Teachers are not babysitters – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Health- medical frontline staff shortage, Education- Teaching Staff Shortage and  Morrison is yelling “Let it RIP”.

We all want our kids to be back at school, learning and playing and doing all the normal kid stuff. But these are not normal times and teachers are not easily replaceable babysitters.

Source: Teachers are not babysitters – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Australia’s Largest University Stole $8.6 Million From Workers’ Wages

Worker action exposed systematic wage theft within Australia’s largest university and forced management to pay staff the millions that had been stolen from them.

Source: Australia’s Largest University Stole $8.6 Million From Workers’ Wages

Playing Dice With God And Other Stories Of Rupert Murdoch! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Who was dutifully promoting and playin wingman to this bullshit none other than Andrew Bolt (ODT)

After my essential journey to the supermarket to buy chocolate, I couldn’t help noticing the front page headline on “The Australian” which blared:

TEACHERS DEFYING VIRUS SCIENCE

Quite a neat trick rely, I thought. How does one “defy” science? Is it like defying gravity? Or is it like defying your boss and announcing that there’s no way you’re going to perform that task without the correct safety equipment?

No, what I find amazing is the sheer hypocrisy of a newspaper that can switch from an “everyone has a right to an opinion and scientists have been wrong in the past” position to a “you don’t have the right to question because you’ve been told by the PM so shut up and do what you’re told” stance.

And, of course, this completely overlooks the fact that teachers are doing what they’re told. In some states, teacher unions are pushing to ensure safety, but to the best of my knowledge none have suggested teachers refusing to attend school. Except for private schools, it’s state governments who’ve made the decisions about schools, not the teachers themselves.

Still, Rupert’s editors have never let the truth get in the way of the story.

via Playing Dice With God And Other Stories Of Rupert Murdoch! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Nauru teachers speak out for children: ‘We don’t have to torture them’ | News | The Guardian

Three Australians who taught asylum seekers on the island say the offshore detention regime is engendering illiteracy and robbing children of their childhood

Source: Nauru teachers speak out for children: ‘We don’t have to torture them’ | News | The Guardian

Aurukun teachers evacuated over safety fears, ‘slow’ police response probed – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Twenty-five teachers and staff are leaving Aurukun after a group of youths, one brandishing an axe, allegedly stole the principal’s car and tried to break into two teachers’ homes.

Source: Aurukun teachers evacuated over safety fears, ‘slow’ police response probed – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)