Parents Voice in Government School Education

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, as follows:

Chief executive of Parents Victoria Gail McHardy said households could play a role in helping schools to cope in the current climate.

“The best job that parents can do is to be supportive as best they can, communicate effectively and work together [with schools]. Because some of those workforce issues are well beyond the school’s control,” Ms McHardy said.

“We need to put a lot of confidence and trust into the profession to do the right thing for the children.”

Read the full ABC News article

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