Friends of Public Education

Teachers, principals and support staff believe there is nothing more important than a quality education for all Tasmanians.

But because workloads are excessive, almost half of teachers* say they can’t meet the individual learning needs of students. Educator burnout is high and we’re losing the best and brightest from the profession.

That’s why we’re calling on the Liberal State Government to value educators by negotiating  manageable workloads that put the learning needs of students first.

But Premier Will Hodgman isn’t listening.

Tasmanian teachers are the lowest paid in Australia and that’s where Will Hodgman wants them to stay. Support Staff earn on average $25,000 a year and some rely on Centrelink payments to make ends meet.

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