Education cuts fought

Teachers and students marched on Parliament House.
Teachers and students marched on Parliament House.

More than 100 schools remained closed as the State School Teacher’s Union, Community and Public Sector Union and United Voice called on people to take part in its ‘community day of action’.

At 11.05am the protesters began an hour-long walk from Langley Park along St Georges Terrace towards Parliament House, stretching the entire distance from Victoria Avenue to Barrack Street at one point.

Woodvale Secondary College student Tyla Gilbert (13) told the crowd her school faced $600,000 of cuts while her brother’s school, Joondalup Education Support Centre, had lost $15,000.

‘We’ve lost eight full-time teachers and support staff in both math and English,’ Tyla said.

‘Many classes are packed and have too many students in them.’