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NSW will need thousands of new teachers to meet burgeoning demand in the next decade as student numbers in public schools surge, the state’s teachers’ union says.
A union-commissioned report by education economist Adam Rorris found at least 11,000 new teachers need to be recruited by 2031, as the state deals with record enrolment growth, reports AAP.
This additional number of teachers would still be below the required numbers considering the projected rise in student needs and complexity in NSW schools …
NSW is facing a classroom crisis. The independent Gallop Inquiry was clear that the NSW government won’t fix the shortages or recruit the additional teachers required without a significant increase in salaries.
If we don’t pay teachers what they are worth, we won’t get the teachers we need.
Scott Morrison has claimed that businesses will save an estimated $430m annually from deregulation measures, including cutting greenhouse gas, pharmaceutical, occupational licensing, childcare and international education reporting requirements.
In a speech to the Business Council of Australia on Monday, Morrison announced $120m would be spent on deregulation in the budget. The prime minister also flagged further expansion of the digital economy and revamping skills education as key planks of the “second phase” of Australia’s economic recovery.