"At least 6,000 classes will be cancelled by the end of this year — the kids are the ones suffering."
The teacher shortage is at crisis point, and kids are missing out. The impacts of COVID-19 and increasing workloads are forcing educators to leave classrooms at a rapid rate. At the same time, training and recruitment of new educators is hitting all-time lows.
The future of quality public education in South Australia relies on having skilled and respected teachers to deliver it.
This crisis will not be fixed by quick cash incentives or by throwing new educators into classrooms without necessary support.
A new Enterprise Agreement is our chance to bargain for a better future. It's time to ease the pressure and restore professional judgement to a broken system. Only then can we attract and retain the next generation of educators.
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It makes sense for all educators to be part of one large democratic union advocating for their interests.
In recent years AEU members have successfully campaigned for improvements in wages, conditions and curriculum entitlements. AEU staff have a detailed knowledge of the education system and are well placed to give advice and information quickly and efficiently.
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