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Parent/school conflicts: PV media comment

The Age has published another article about claims that parents are showing “increasing hostility and violence” towards teachers and principals. Parents Victoria CEO Gail McHardy is quoted in the article: Parents Victoria chief executive officer Gail McHardy said there was a minority of problem parents and issues often arise after a delayed response or miscommunication

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Parent/teacher conflicts – PV media comment

The Age reports today that “Dealing with badly behaved parents with ever-increasing demands is what teachers and school leaders dislike most about their jobs.” According to the article, “A new survey has found that for 47 per cent of teachers, dealing with parents is the least satisfying part of their job.” The survey of teachers

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School funding: PV media comment

The Herald-Sun published an article about school funding today, headed “Leading private schools have millions in funds while state schools wait for basic upgrades”. According to the article, “The wealthiest 20 Victorian secondary schools have more than $1 billion between them – splashing out on indoor aquatic centres, wellbeing centres and high-tech classrooms. In comparison,

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Teacher shortage: PV media comment

ABC News reported yesterday on the teacher shortage affecting Victoria schools. According to the news article, “The Victorian branch of the Australian Education Union (AEU) says many students at government schools will return to classrooms with substitute teachers or reduced lessons when Term 1 starts today.” The article also quotes Parents Victoria CEO Gail McHardy,

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School uniform: PV media comment

The Age reported recently about the changes taking place in Victorian school uniforms. According to the article, “School uniforms in Victoria are evolving to meet student demands, with pants and shorts for girls, trans-seasonal and green uniforms becoming more common.” Parents Victoria CEO Gail McHardy is quoted in the article, as follows: Gail McHardy of

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Back-to-school costs: PV media comment

An article in the Age today exposes the difficulty many families are having with the costs of getting their children back to school for 2023. According to the article, “a survey by the Smith Family of almost 2000 families across Australia who have received help from the charity found nine out of 10 parents and

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