On June 27, tens of thousands of teachers took strike action against moves by Barry O'Farrell's NSW Government to attack public education and outsource 'responsibilities' to principals. The government's plan is to force 'local schools' to do the dirty work of making cutbacks - including casualising the workforce (it will be cheaper), cutting special needs staff (can't afford them), and more.
Teachers and supporters were passionate about the importance of public education now and for the future. Sydney Town Hall was packed, with thousands more in the square outside, and tens of thousands at meetings across the state. The meeting determined to take all action necessary to stop the attacks.
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