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Black lives and what really mattersJune 10, 2020
“We shouldn’t be importing the things that are happening overseas to Australia.” Such was Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s response to a question about a Black Lives Matter protest march in Sydney on 2 June.
R-E-S-P-E-C-TMay 20, 2020
These are indeed unprecedented times. Your days and weeks have blurred into one, as you’ve turned yourselves inside out and delivered over and above the call of duty. Your dedication and commitment to the cause of public education has been truly remarkable.
Our 2020 vision: A spotlight on the professionMarch 09, 2020
The start to the school year brought with it tremendous challenges that we would all hope to never be experienced again. For many of our members, their students and families there was no summer vacation.
Public education: the bedrock of a democracyDecember 10, 2019
It was Canadian philosopher John Ralston Saul who argued that any society that educates more than 10 per cent of its children in private schools can no longer call itself a democracy. Australia is well above that figure. Saul is right.
Facta Non VerbaAugust 30, 2019
The Latin motto at my school, Punchbowl Boys’ High School, was Facta Non Verba — deeds, not words. As young boys, we were told that people should be judged on their actions, not just their words.
Election setback strengthens resolve to keep fightingJune 14, 2019
Visitors to the Federation building in Mary Street, Surry Hills, will see black and white historical photographs scrolling on a screen in the front foyer.
A simple moral choice: some children or all children?April 11, 2019
As a nation, we can decide to give our teachers in public schools the resources they need for the task at hand or we continue to advantage those private schools that are over-funded.
Teachers are committed to their students, and to the professionAugust 24, 2018
No doubt you have seen the headlines and social media stories that claim teachers are leaving the profession in droves — just walking away.
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