media representation of teachers

Is COVID-19 heralding a new way of the media representing teachers?

By Jane Wilkinson and Katrina MacDonald

The sport and politics of teacher bashing, and in particular teacher union bashing, has a long and inglorious history in the Australian media. Whether this is connected to an anti-intellectual bias in Australian society, the glorification of sport and the physical as opposed to the intellect, is unclear. However research suggests that mainstream media plays