Thursday, 17 May 2012

Next Open Branch Meeting Wed 6th June

Next branch meeting is 6pm Wednesday 6th June, in the (downstairs) dining room at the Exeter (246 Rundle St). All welcome.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Friday 11/6 - protest school amalgamations.

From the AEU website:

"The State Government budget cut of 2010 identified savings of $8m through the amalgamation of 42 junior primary and primary schools around South Australia.

All but two of the review panels set up by the government have recommended not to amalgamate the schools yet there is no sign the State Government intends to abandon its plan.

To date, Minister Portolesi and Premier Jay Weatherill have been unable to provide any sound educational justification for the cuts.

The AEU, along with parents, teachers, leaders, SSOs and students at the nineteen schools opposes the amalgamations, which will lead to:
  • The loss of dedicated early childhood leadership and teaching expertise
  • The loss of specialised learning programs; and
  • Funding cuts of $8 million."