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Give teachers a high five on World Teachers' Day



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MEDIA RELEASE Give teachers a high five on World Teachers’ Day World Teachers’ Day today is a chance to acknowledge the outstanding contribution teachers make in our community said the Shadow Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne. “From the virtual classrooms of distance education, to the local suburban high school, good teachers make a difference in students’ lives and deserve to be acknowledged,” Mr Pyne said. “Give your teacher an enthusiastic high five on World Teachers’ Day,” he said. “One of the core principles in the Coalition’s approach to student funding, is that all children must have the opportunity to secure a quality education. “We recognise that this objective can only be met by supporting the teaching profession, so that they can in turn support all students to be the best they can be. “That’s why the Coalition’s plan for education at the next election will focus on policies that ensure that teachers become the priority and are properly supported. “Labor promised that teachers would be put at the forefront of their policy reforms. The reality is that not a single teacher has received a bonus payment promised at the last election. “In fact in MYEFO, Labor revealed it intends to withhold $175 million under the National partnership for Teacher Quality that was scheduled to be paid to state governments this year. “The Coalition will stand up for the teaching profession as we believe governments can do much more to support our new teachers and reward those already in the system who work so hard for their students,” Mr Pyne said. October 26, 2012 Media Contact: Adam Howard 0400 414 833