The following letter was submitted for possible publication in The Australian of Thursday 27 August 2015 but, alas, it did not make it into print.
Teachers' pay and conditions
Chris Curtis (Letters, 26/8) is quite right about the relative decline of pay and conditions for teachers in Australia over the past 40-50 years, He's also right about how that impacts on efforts to attract and retain a reasonable share of the best and brightest for the teaching profession.
Indeed, given the relatively low level of pay and conditions of teachers compared with other graduates and the lack of respect accorded in public discourse, it is probably true that the country currently enjoys a much better teaching workforce than it deserves.
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State Conference 2020: Diving Deep
With a heavy heart we announce that due to Covid-19 restrictions, the State Conference will not he held this year.
This is the first time I have been to an ETAQ conference and it was really sensational to get so much at all of the sessions.
ETAQ conferences always have sessions that make me excited to be a teacher.
I know that ETAQ conferences in the past have never disappointed - valuable, relevant, practical, inspiring so I came again.Read All