State Election 2021: The position of the SSTUWA

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Every state election presents an opportunity for the SSTUWA to influence the public education agenda for the benefit of our members working in public schools across the state. It is also an opportunity to generate positive change for public school students, staff and the sector generally.

WA schools are still feeling the burden of previous funding and staffing cuts from successive state governments (2013-14 and 2017-18); our TAFEs continue to be asked to deliver increased numbers of student contact hours with fewer resources.

As the world continues to emerge from and deal with the health and economic outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is now more crucial than ever to ensure that there is a strong investment in our public schools and TAFEs.

Public education is critical to the success of rebuilding Australia’s economy and society. To support this we need additional funding, increased support for teachers and school leaders, and improved education infrastructure, particularly IT requirements which support the integration of emerging technologies with on-site teaching and learning.

The SSTUWA officially released State Election 2021: The position of the SSTUWA at State Council Conference on Friday 13 November. Download the position paper at the link below.

State Election 2021: The position of the SSTUWA