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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.



Survey reveals high workloads and stress for school staff

A survey of almost 3,000 public school teachers and principals has revealed that increasing workloads are leading to very high levels of workplace stress. The State School Teachers’ Union survey found 82% of teachers and 79% of principals reported ‘high’ or ‘very high’ stress levels.
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State election campaign launch

DATE: 06/10/2016 The State School Teachers’ Union will host an event today to officially launch its position paper for the 2017 state election, calling for better support for schools, more education staff and lower TAFE fees.
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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!