Monday, 26 August 2013

What a teacher should know for the upcoming election?

Over the past few years, Gonski has taken main stage in the debate about education. I for one think that needs-based funding - the full 6 years - is needed to ensure that students can be better supported by more teachers, specialists and resources.

As teachers we all have to come to the table about that and see the value in that. Imagine how our workload would change with more specialist staff to support our students. Just $500 000 in a year would be 6-8 teachers in our schools with money left over for more resources.

But there's more at stake at this election for teachers than Gonski.

On 20 August, 2013 there was a debate about education in Australia at the National Press Club...except Opposition Spokesperson Christopher Pyne didn't bother to attend. Apparently having a national conversation about education isn't important.

I beg to differ.

I have provided below two different views about education and teaching. One is Bill Shorten's words from the National Press Club Address. As Christopher Pyne failed to show, I have looked elsewhere to find words that describe his view on education.

Teachers everywhere - think about what these two opposing views mean for you.

These were created using Stampin' Up's My Digital Studio DSP Back to School - 3 and embellishment White Simple Stitches, Line 7. Fonts are KG Primary Penmanship Lined and KG Next to Me Sketched.


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