Australia: Teachers union pushes blame for failing education standards back on minister

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El sindicato nacional que representa a los maestros ha culpado a la falta de educación de Australia por los recortes de fondos. Un experto en pruebas internacionales afirmó que el sistema escolar australiano está cayendo con un promedio de estudiantes apenas al mismo nivel que los estudiantes más desfavorecidos de Singapur .

Andreas Schleicher, coordinador del Programa para la Evaluación Internacional de Estudiantes (PISA), criticó fuertemente los sistemas escolares de Australia en una columna en el periódico de News Corp The Australian.  “Australia solía tener uno de los sistemas escolares más importantes del mundo, pero en la década pasada los resultados del aprendizaje han caído a niveles más cercanos al promedio de los sistemas escolares del mundo industrializado”, dijo Andreas Schleicher, coordinador del Programa de Estudiantes Internacionales Evaluación (PISA), escribió. El presidente federal de la Unión Australiana de Educación Correna Haythorpe respondió a las reclamaciones culpando al ministro federal de Educación, Simon Birmingham. “Con el 87 por ciento de las escuelas públicas establecidas para permanecer por debajo de la norma de recursos escolares, incluso para el año 2023 bajo el plan de financiamiento del Gobierno Federal, Simon Birmingham está socavando la equidad Andreas Schleicher ha identificado como vital no sólo para la justicia social, impulsar la economía y beneficiar a la sociedad “, dijo. “El Gobierno Federal está arrancando $ 3 mil millones de las escuelas públicas sólo en los próximos dos años, y no puede esperar que eso no tenga consecuencias para el aprendizaje de los estudiantes”.


The national union representing teachers has blamed Australia’s failing education level on funding cuts.An international testing expert claimed the Australian school system is falling with average students barely at the same level as Singapore’s most disadvantaged students.

Andreas Schleicher, the co-ordinator of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), strongly criticised Australia’s school systems in a column in News Corp’s broadsheet The Australian.

“Australia used to have one of the world’s leading school systems, but in the past decade learning outcomes have dropped to levels closer to the average of school systems in the industrialised world,” Andreas Schleicher, the co-ordinator of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), wrote.

Federal President of the Australian Education Union Correna Haythorpe responded to the claims by blaming federal education minister Simon Birmingham.

“With 87 per cent of public schools set to remain below the schooling resource standard even by 2023 under the Federal Government’s funding plan, Simon Birmingham is undermining the equity Andreas Schleicher has identified as vital not only to social justice, but to using resources effectively to boost the economy and benefit society,” she said.

“The Federal Government is ripping $3 billion from public schools over the next two years alone, and he can’t expect that to not have consequences for student learning.”

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Haythorpe argues the cuts will “disproportionately hit country children who are already facing learning challenges revealed by measures including NAPLAN and PISA”.

“The equity question spans the whole of the public system, which the Federal Government is funding to only 20 percent of the schooling resource standard, as he funds often quite wealthy private schools to 80 percent,” she said.

“That has to change. Unless it does, we will continue to see the kinds of concerning results that Andreas Schleicher has highlighted. Simon Birmingham is trying to sell slow-growth, low-ambition funding as enough funding, when it clearly isn’t.”

Haythorpe’s comments follow on from the assistant minister to the treasure, Michael Sukkar blasting the teacher’s union for being a “roadblock” to the government’s efforts to improve education quality.

Sukkar, told Sky News Birmingham and the government was “absolutely dedicated to the task of some of these tougher reforms that will help improve our standards, but again we’ve got a big roadblock in the way”.

“The roadblock is the education union, the teachers’ federations who basically are now just political arms of the Labor Party and anything that is suggested by a Coalition government they will oppose, even if it’s in the best interests of students,” he said according to a report in The Australian.

Nine.com.au has approached the Minister for Education Simon Birmingham for comment.

Fuente:http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/09/27/12/51/teachers-failing-education-funding-issues

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