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.
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.
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.
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.