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housands of volunteers flooded 17 marginal seats during the federal election campaign to help explain to voters the need for adequate and appropriate funding for schools. And, across the country, schools proudly told their stories of improved results and learning successes thanks to their increased funding delivered by the needs-based Gonski model. It’s been a year of intense work by branches, members, the local campaign co-ordinators in marginal seats and the thousands of Gonski supporters and volunteers, says AEU federal president Correna Haythorpe. “We’ve let Australians know how important Gonski is for our students,” she says. “We can be proud of what our campaign has achieved so far and we will keep fighting for our members, for our schools and for every student who needs support at school.” l

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Educator spring 2016

Educator spring 2016