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- Mandi on Gough Whitlam dead at 98 These shall not be forgotten years.I will never forget that powerful speech an aussie icon laid to rest. more
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- Iain on Gough Whitlam dead at 98 Yes Gough was a significant figure in Australian history but more, much more, than that..he was a decent and generous man. A ... more
- shane on Gough Whitlam dead at 98 Gough Whitlam was one of the greatest Labor Primeministers of all time, Gough could see 20 in front of him, his most ... more
- Al Black on Gough Whitlam dead at 98 Gough Whitlam's government was so bad it had to be sacked, and his legacy was to inspire Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard to ... more
- Phil on Teachers, students to protest together Its amazing the schools are encouraging their students to protest against 'children in the detention' but can't offer a ... more
- Bernadette on Teachers, students to protest together Catholic Teachings regarding Social Justice are very clearly set out, that ALL people regardless of who they are should at ... more
- Parent on Teachers, students to protest together A fantastic opportunity for young men to analyse & discuss the abhorrent detention of children who have a strong likelihood ... more
- Jack on Teachers, students to protest together I'm a student at st Bernard's college. Yesterday as protest was one that was derived from our colleges faith as Christians, ... more
- Turn it up on Teachers, students to protest together To everyone here commenting that this is disgusting and wrong and the students did not have a decision in the matter, Turn ... more
- Lina johns on Teachers, students to protest together Nice to see that we have young people in our community who have a heart and truly believe in humanity (children should not ... more
- Michael on Teachers, students to protest together I was a student at St Bernards.I couldn't be more proud. Well done boys and well done Tony. All you people having a whinge ... more
- Pedro on Teachers, students to protest together As a parent of a former 2014 St Bernard's College student, I congratulate Mr Paatsch on taking this leadership for the young ... more
- Sue on Teachers, students to protest together Disgusting that school teachers are allowed to infect our children with their views. more
- IBARKER on Teachers, students to protest together There is only one person that should their mouths and hands taped,that should be the TEACHER. more
- Flash on Teachers, students to protest together Brain washing, and the media doesn't. For your information and if you read the articles. Its completely option. I love ... more
- student on Teachers, students to protest together I am a student of the school in question and I can confidently say most of the opinions presented on this site are ... more
- jenny on Teachers, students to protest together when I was a kid at school my opinion was neither asked for or even valued. the issue of children in detention is so ... more
- Gloria on Teachers, students to protest together So typical of Catholic teaching, brainwash kids whilst they're young! more
- damien O'Neil on Teachers, students to protest together This bloke woukld have to be a member of the greens?? Doesn't have a clue and he is charge of teaching 1,400 students. God ... more
Teachers ban comments on report cards
The bitter dispute between Victorian Teachers and the State government rages on, with both sides refusing to back down over Ted Baillieu's pre-election pay rise promise.
Meanwhile, fed-up parents are demanding an end to the dispute before Christmas in order for their children to get full reports on their performance.
Teachers have banned written feedback on students' report cards in a move their union says has the overwhelming support of parents.
Ross and John spoke to Michael Butler, teacher from Reservoir High School who said Baillieu is just another typical politician breaking promises.
"We don't accept those conditions, if you are going to make a statement about valuing what teachers do, you need to follow through with that," Butler said.
"You can't just tell the public that my priorities have changed."
Regarding kids' report cards, Butler said parents will be spoken to about teachers' current job limitations due to the ongoing dispute.
On a related topic, school students say they are not getting enough sex education according to a new Victorian study.
The research from the University of Ballarat shows students want information on topics such as puberty and pregnancy to be discussed in classes from primary school.
Family Planning Victoria says children will benefit from sex education from as early as grade 3.
NEIL MITCHELL: The herald sun has wound up this debate about the schools and industrial action by teachers.
I know parents are furious about schools not providing report cards and that really in punishing children when the dispute is with the government.
I'd like to do a quick survey:
Is your school providing reports for the kids?
Some are refusing to tell the principals what is happening.
Is there industrial action by teachers in your child’s school?
PLAY: Michael Butler, teacher from Reservoir High School
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Just heard on 3AW news that Catholic school teachers will be joining their union counterparts in their February strike. Will the parents, who pay fees at these schools, be refunded for the time their children will not be in school.Willow Friday 25 January, 2013 - 3:18 PM
Teacher contracts are the biggest concern for teachers. Why shoud your job be advertised when you are still working? Schools are full of nepotism and corruption for employment including bullying. Interviews are a waste of time and resources when you know you have someone for the job already just to appease the department's process.. As a result, thousands of unemployed teachers are applying for advertised jobs that are not really there.Deeann Friday 25 January, 2013 - 11:57 AM
Teachers in our country have the best working conditions & pay, yet they never stop whinging, how can Ted pull out a miracle after the mess Labor has left behind, get back to work, or go find another job.janet p Wednesday 19 December, 2012 - 8:36 AM
Te Victorian Government were happy to accept teachers votes then went back on their election promise one they had won. In the real world (ie outside the empty world of politics) that would be considered fraud.Peter Hillster Tuesday 18 December, 2012 - 4:10 PM
So bloody wild about this. My son finishes grade 6 this year. I can handle it if it was other years, but not grade 6.Jane Tuesday 18 December, 2012 - 4:02 PM
Well I just got my child's end of year report card for their first year of school.No comments due to industrial action!! Absolutely gobsmacked that they would do this to the kids and their parents! How is that helping them? Just do the job YOU applied and studied for. Selfish!Miss M Tuesday 18 December, 2012 - 1:01 PM