Parents Voice in Government School Education

“Unsung heroes of the election sausage”

Cartoonist and writer Fiona Katauskas has written an article in the Guardian celebrating the achievements of Parent Clubs. Fiona knows what she’s writing about – she’s been on the P&C at her sons’ NSW high school for seven years.

The article starts with a staple of Parent Club fundraising – the ‘democracy sausage’. As she points out, “These saintly sizzlers aren’t doing it from the goodness of their hearts…the story is much more prosaic: they do it because underfunded public schools need money.”

The article also covers other aspects of Parent Club activities – building community and improving communication between school and parents: “Finally – and perhaps most importantly – P&Cs are about building community, about getting together and getting involved.

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