Qld teachers defiant on test bans

The Queensland Teachers Union (QTU) remains defiant about its ban on conducting the NAPLAN national schools test, despite the state Labor government forcing it to go before the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC), said the April 29 Courier-Mail.

The QIRC hearing took place on April 30, after the QTU refused to abide by a direction from the commission, a week earlier, to lift its boycott of administering the tests.

QTU president Steve Ryan said the QIRC decision was a direction only, and that the union boycott remained because of fears the data would be used to create league tables, which are misleading, inaccurate and dangerous