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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.

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 reverse the Liberal's cuts to public schools and put our kids first, not last.


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The State School Teachers’ Union has criticised the State Government for asking schools to distribute its propaganda selling its messages on education. The government has sent a memo through the Department of Education to Principals to encourage them to distribute material from its Bigger Picture Education campaign through their school websites, newsletters and social media.
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Federal report reveals WA failing Aboriginal students

  The latest Report on Government Services reveals Aboriginal students in WA have the lowest outcomes in literacy and numeracy of any state in the nation.   The education chapter of the report, released today by the Productivity Commission, also reveals attendance rates for Indigenous students in WA are among the worst in the country.
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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!