Because of all the recent headlines, I am recycling the 2014 version of a long standing labor dispute between gov and teachers.
Last week my wife, a teacher, took her class to the PNE (some organized science curriculum), a track meet, and Fun Day (what we used to call Sports Day). Aside from the sadness that I feel Sports Day is now Fun Day to appease the parents of fat kids, I also feel a bit conflicted that they claim to need more instructional time. I like the idea of her getting paid more to teach fewer kids but I also cheered a but when I learned of the lockout response to phase 2 strike action.
This needs a mediator, like Reddy. Election and gov change will solve nothing as teachers hope it will.