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WA State Election

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 will be held on March 11th, 2017 and making sure every child has the best opportunity to receive a quality education should be the first priority of any State Government.  

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

News

Why I wouldn't have given the Government a 'B' in education - Opinion by Pat Byrne

I read with interest a recent report card published in ‘The West Australian’ which stated that it was “hard to fault the performance” of this State Government in regard to education. As the president of a Union which represents 17,000 public education and TAFE staff working in every school and campus across the state, I can tell you that our members do not agree with this analysis.
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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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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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Political Party Policy Announcements

Here you will find a list of public education policy announcements made by political parties in the 2017 Western Australian State Election. This list includes links where possible and will be updated regularly.

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