The pathology of NAPLANSeptember 17, 2019
Let’s be clear: no child fails NAPLAN, but NAPLAN fails all children.
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.
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.
Federation supports student action on climate changeMarch 14, 2019
The NSW Teachers Federation supports the right of young people to join together to protest about the need for urgent and sustained action on climate change. This is their democratic right.