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Putting Our Kids First is a community campaign representing public school teachers, principals, education assistants, support staff and parents. We believe that every child has the right to access a well-funded, high quality public education.

Over the past three years, Colin Barnett's education cuts have meant fewer education assistants, teachers and support staff, a loss of funding for specialist programs, increased class sizes, a reduction in resources and less individual attention for our kids.

A State election is coming and making sure every child has the best opportunity to receive a quality education should be the first priority of the State Government.  

We're calling on political parties to invest in public education and put our kids first, not last.



Educators dissatisfied with State Government

A survey of almost 3,000 teachers and school leaders in WA has revealed the State Government faces an uphill battle to convince education staff that it’s doing a good job in public education. The survey showed 77% of teachers and 63% of principals were unsatisfied or very unsatisfied with the State Government’s performance in education.
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Schools rely on voluntary charges and P&C fundraising

A survey of almost 3,000 WA public school teachers and principals has revealed the extent of schools’ reliance on voluntary charges to deliver programs. The survey found 60% of teachers and principals believed voluntary contributions and school fundraising were either ‘important’ or ‘very important’ to ensure schools could offer the education programs students needed.
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Vote for a party that puts our kids first

The cuts to public schools over the last three years have really hurt. Every child deserves the individual attention they need to get a great education. This state election, vote for the political party that puts our kids first.
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The Human Cost of Barnett's Education Cuts

With 90 per cent of public school students receiving less funding this year and next, there are real human costs in our schools. Check out and share our new video.
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Here you will find tools and information to help you campaign in your local school communities. Download a poster to put up at your school, a sign-up sheet to help us increase our supporter bases, flyers to hand out and lots of other things!