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    Different jobs have different perks and challenges. As adults we can normally rationalise how this works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anewme View Post
    They have to attend school when kids are not there. .
    And yet, when the kids are there, they're nowhere to be seen...

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    They don't get 12 weeks holidays. Have you even read this thread? Seriously - , read the thread!

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    No you didnt but when you say teacher earn 'every dam second of their holiday' and they get 3 times as many holidays as nurses (and everyone else), you are in turn saying nurses (and everyone else) only work a 1/3 as hard as teachers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loislane2010 View Post
    And yet, when the kids are there, they're nowhere to be seen...
    You are just embarrassing yourself now.

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    You mean at the beginning of school? that's bc they are in their classrooms getting ready for the day.

    I'm unsure why you are so angry and where this vitriol is coming from. If you think you can do it better, homeschool?

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    You are exaggerating again, I understand you are annoyed about today - but this is just way over the top. I never said teachers work harder than nurses either - you know nurses strike don't you, you do realise that most of the time they strike to help their patients right. But sometimes it is about pay and conditions - and that is justified.

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    And yet, when the kids are there, they're nowhere to be seen...
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    I'm a secondary teacher, and work 4 days per week. I get paid to work five hours a day, but I'm at school from 7:30 until 4, assuming I don't have meetings, professional development or tutorials. Tomorrow is my day off, but I have two classes of drafts to mark (54 essays, 600-800 words each), because I want my student to have them over the holidays. Speaking of holidays, I have a term of my own planning to do, and because I'm going on leave before the end of term, I'm also planning the remainder of the year for my extension history class, because I want each and every one of them to have the best opportunity to succeed. I also spent my weekend preparing reports.

    I chose to become a teacher because I love seeing teenagers understand the world they live in, and how they can bring positive change to it. For them, it is so empowering. But it takes time, effort and energy to create fantastic lessons that will stay with students for a lifetime. Anyone who thinks it's easy work just doesn't understand that teaching is a craft. There are days I've wished I could just leave work at work, but that's not my job.
    @loislane2010 Anyone who becomes a teacher for the holidays, doesn't stay a teacher for long. The attrition rate for early career teachers is huge, which demonstrates just how tough a gig it can be. I wish you could understand that teachers don't strike because they are lazy, because they want to inconvenience you, or disappoint your son. Striking is not an easy decision to make - it's tough to give up a day of teaching time when your curriculum is already chockers, and NAPLAN is looming. But at the end of the day, teachers in WA think it's time to make a stand for WA students, and just prior to an election is a good time to remind people of the importance of high quality, uncompromised education.

    A big thank you to all the non-teachers who have supported teachers in this thread. It's very much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    The school we are sending DS to was one of those schools, if the government dropped the $8500 he would get in funding then I assume they would add it to the fees which would make it $24,500 per year for kindy! We could not afford that ( we are very much working class as are most of the families whose kids go to that school) so he would then cost the government $15,800 to send him to a public school that probably couldn't accommodate any more kids and is probably already under funded!!

    So in theory it's cheaper for the government to have me send him to a private school !
    Gonski funding (if it goes ahead as labor proposed) means that no school would lose any funding that they currently get.

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    Some people just like to argue for the sake of it, which is sad.

    OP if you'd bothered to read this thread (I've noticed you like to start threads but not bother to read them after?) then you'd realise teachers do a lot more than what you seem to think.

    Maybe take a read, chat to your child's teacher and start to appreciate the effort they put in. For your child's sake I really hope you do. If you keep this attitude up, it's your kids who are going to suffer. No one else.

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    This has to be APRILS FOOLS JOKE.

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