“I am preparing students for a world that is in crisis. The children and the youth that we are teaching are our emerging leaders. They need and deserve better from our government," said Penfold, a primary school teacher.
The main concerns of the Federation are the uncompetitive salaries offered to teachers and excessive workloads that deter many high school graduates from pursuing a career in teaching.
Teachers who supervise Education students may take industrial action over wages, writes Alex Downie.