SMH Mihajla Gavin and Megan Stacey Feb 3, 2024

Teacher workload is a growing problem in Australia and internationally. When teachers are working long hours with few supports, this negatively affects their wellbeing and has an impact on their students’ learning.

Teachers took large-scale industrial action in NSW in 2021-22 in response to these pressures, and demanded reduced workloads, better pay and improved professional respect.

Stripping tasks like lesson planning from teachers risks chipping away at work that teachers highly value and are experts in.

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