Teachers blitz airwaves against $1.7b education cuts

A campaign against cuts to public education has been launched by the NSW Teachers Federation.

A $1.7billion decrease were announced by the NSW government and the Federation fears it will damage the education of students in schools and at TAFE colleges.

Teachers Federation Acting President Gary Zadkovich said the government had broken their promise.

‘‘When the government announced its changed education policies they promised not to cut education funding — they lied,’’ he said.

‘‘In September 2012, they cut education funding by $1.7billion, the biggest cut to education in the history of NSW.

‘‘By cutting over 1800 education staff and the programs they run, schools and colleges will be forced to do more with less.

‘‘The advertising blitz is part of the ongoing campaign to stop this happening by forcing the government to reverse the cuts.’’

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