teacher shortage

Why teacher unions matter now more than ever

By Mihalja Gavin

Teachers are striking. Not just in NSW, Australia, where the NSW Teachers’ Federation went on strike when it

Why is there so much talk about teachers right now? Because we are afraid of them

By Meghan Stacey, Mihajla Gavin, Jessica Gerrard, Anna Hogan and Jessica Holloway

The federal minister for education Jason Clare convened a roundtable to solve the teacher shortage on the eve of the new government’s Job Summit. Items on the agenda? It wasn’t hard to go past working conditions, status, and a growing, chronic teacher shortage as the impetus for history-making industrial action and considerable media coverage. Concerns about

Why that one tweet went viral (and what we must do now to fix “teacher shortages”)

By Jo Lampert

I almost never post on Twitter. Sometimes I like other people’s posts, but I’ve been a reluctant Twitter

The education minister’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea*

By Alison Bedford and Naomi Barnes

When will governments learn their lesson? Worksheets won’t fix workload crisis. The teachers of NSW are at breaking

Why is the acting minister trying to damage Australian education?

By Anna Sullivan

Part two of a two-part series in response to Stuart Robert’s comments last week. Yesterday: Rachel Wilson on Dud teachers or a dud minister? Here are the facts Australia is facing a teacher shortage crisis. Schools are struggling to find enough teachers to teach their students. The situation is extremely dire. For example, modelling indicates that