28 October 2010
Letter to the Editor
This World Teachers Day (29 October), what better way could there be to show your appreciation for the hard work our children's teachers do every day than to back the campaign to secure state schools a fair slice of the funding cake?
Our state school teachers do a fantastic job bringing a first class education within the reach of all Queensland's children, whatever their background. But the current federal government funding model is starving state schools of badly needed resources and has to be changed if investment is to be directed to where it's needed most. State schools currently receive only 35 per cent of federal government education funding, even though they are responsible for almost 70 per cents of enrolments. How can that be fair?
It's time to give our state school teachers and principals the resources they need to keep building a successful and vibrant future for our state. Visit www.forourfuture.org.au and have your say now.
Queensland Teachers' Union
QTU stands in solidarity
The Queensland Teachers’ Union wishes to express its shock at the killing of 17 people at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and stands in solidarity with the many brave teachers who risked their own lives to protect the students in their care.
These horrific events reveal the deep commitment and bravery of members of our profession under the most extreme of circumstances, and we are proud to stand with them at this terrible time.QTU, 16 Feb 2018
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