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The Fight Continues

In their eight years of Government the former Liberal-National Government oversaw severe cuts to Education amounting to $230million and 1400 staff including 550 teachers.

As a result administrative workloads rose, classrooms at many schools are overcrowded, work-related stress increased, incentives to attract and retain regional staff were cut and job security decreased.

All of these cuts mean reduced teaching staff, reduced support and education assistant staff, fewer programs, increased class sizes and cuts to classroom resources.

So when we say there is nothing left to cut, we mean it.

Now the new Labor Government wants to take more, which will cut resourcing and curriculum support for our children's learning to the bone.

Read the full list of cuts here

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THE FIGHT CONTINUES

In their eight years of Government the former Liberal-National Government oversaw severe cuts to Education amounting to $230million and 1400 staff including 550 teachers. As a result administrative workloads rose, classrooms at many schools are overcrowded, work-related stress increased, incentives to attract and retain regional staff were cut and job security decreased. All of these cuts meant staffing reduction, reduced teaching, support and education assistant staff, fewer programs, increased class sizes and cuts to classroom resources. So when we say there is nothing left to cut, we mean it.  
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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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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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What They Promised

Here you will find information about public education policy announcements made by major political parties
at the 2017 Western Australian State Election. 

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