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.
Auditor-General’s Report: a lost opportunity if changes are imposed without negotiation with the teaching professionSeptember 27, 2019
The NSW Teachers Federation has argued that rigorous and consistent professional teaching standards must be applied, met and monitored
Podcast interview raises key issuesSeptember 25, 2019
Federation President Maurie Mulheron used the platform of Department of Education Secretary Mark Scott’s Every Student podcast to express the need for improvements in the areas of staffing and system-wide support for the work of teachers.
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.
Recurrent and capital funding key to essential resourcing and staffing levelsJuly 07, 2019
There are just not enough people employed in the NSW public education system, Federation President Maurie Mulheron declared at Annual Conference today.
A statement in support of our LGBTIQA+ students and colleaguesJune 28, 2019
We are a union that champions equality because, as teachers, we want our children to grow up in a world that accepts all and celebrates diversity. After all, it is what we should practise, model and teach every day in our public schools.
NAPLAN must goJune 28, 2019
The announcement by the NSW Minister of Education, Sarah Mitchell, that she will be calling on the Education Council to undertake a full review of NAPLAN, with a view to replacing it, will be welcomed by teachers and principals across Australia.
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.
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