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Former finance manager confirms education cuts under Local Schools, Local Decisions | NSW Teachers Federation

Former finance manager confirms education cuts under Local Schools, Local Decisions | NSW Teachers Federation | NSW Teachers Federation Organiser | Scoop.it

"The 400 jobs are just the tip of the iceberg. There were 1600 jobs factored into the business case… The Local Schools, Local Decisions policy is just a formula to pull funding from schools over time… It is the same way they have structured the TAFE budgets."

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Manly-Warringah TA AGM and General Meeting

Manly-Warringah TA AGM and General Meeting | NSW Teachers Federation Organiser | Scoop.it

Office Bearers for 2013 will be elected at the AGM. The general meeting will follow the AGM.

For further information contact:
David Ferguson
Federation Organiser
on telephone 9217 2100 or

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Agenda includes staffing entitlement and staffing agreement, support for workplace committees and principals.

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Mulheron vodcast 21 September 2012

Federation president, Maurie Mulheron appeals to members to continue opposing cuts to the state education budget. Mr. Mulheron outlines upcoming events

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Classroom revolution: Gillard's promise to overhaul funding for schools

Classroom revolution: Gillard's promise to overhaul funding for schools | NSW Teachers Federation Organiser | Scoop.it

"It's about time the federal government replaced a corrupt funding model for schools with one that is focused on the needs of students, but students need the support now."

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Teachers and Principals Say School Autonomy Means Cutbacks

The rationale for increased autonomy for schools, despite almost two decades worth of international and national evidence to the contrary, has been that it will improve student results. Less than one in five (19%) of teaching staff in the autonomy trial schools agree.


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Maintaining high professional standards | NSW Teachers Federation

Maintaining high professional standards | NSW Teachers Federation | NSW Teachers Federation Organiser | Scoop.it

Responding to a discussion paper on teaching quality released today, NSW Teachers Federation President, Maurie Mulheron said it was in the interests of the teaching profession to maintain high standards.

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The Myth of Charter Schools by Diane Ravitch | The New York Review of Books

Some fact-checking is in order, and the place to start is with the film’s [Waiting for Superman] quiet acknowledgment that only one in five charter schools is able to get the “amazing results” that it celebrates. Nothing more is said about this astonishing statistic.

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MPs back reforms on school cash

MPs back reforms on school cash | NSW Teachers Federation Organiser | Scoop.it
MPs back reforms on school cash (Independent MPs "back reforms on school cash" http://t.co/q9KworK3 #Gonski...)...

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Teachers urged to reject TAFE agreement

Teachers urged to reject TAFE agreement | NSW Teachers Federation Organiser | Scoop.it

TAFE teachers today resolved to reject a new enterprise agreement which they fear will put teaching jobs in jeopardy.

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The union urges any member who works in TAFE to vote NO today.

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Opposing the latest job cuts

Opposing the latest job cuts | NSW Teachers Federation Organiser | Scoop.it

NSW Teachers Federation members oppose the Department’s revised model of reduced support to schools.

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Piccoli planned to cut 'an extra $150m'

Piccoli planned to cut 'an extra $150m' | NSW Teachers Federation Organiser | Scoop.it

Comment: The NSW Government cuts to public schools will be four times as large as the cuts to non government schools, by law. If non government schools have their funding 'fixed' for four years. the cuts to governemt schools must be higher so that the DEC shortfall of $1.7 billion is covered.

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State takes control of teacher numbers and class sizes

State takes control of teacher numbers and class sizes | NSW Teachers Federation Organiser | Scoop.it

A new staffing arrangement for teachers was imposed on the profession yesterday, giving the government descretion to control teacher numbers and class sizes.

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Putting Students First Update August 2012 (video) | NSW Teachers Federation

NSW Teachers Federation President, Maurie Mulheron, reports on the next steps in building the Putting Students First campaign. This includes further advertising, and development of resources to support local committees and parents. In addition, a Putting Students First e-bulletin has been emailed to School Campaign Committees.

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I give a Gonski

I give a Gonski | NSW Teachers Federation Organiser | Scoop.it
Help us convince the politicians to commit the extra funding and make Gonski law in 2012.

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Head office staff foisted on empowered principals - Maralyn Parker

Head office staff foisted on empowered principals - Maralyn Parker | NSW Teachers Federation Organiser | Scoop.it

"Many of them were given their out-of-school jobs because they were brilliant teachers or inspirational school leaders, and the higher-ups wanted them to share around their skills more widely."


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