Asking questions of candidates

Teaching is one of the most respected professions - when teachers speak up, people listen!

Candidate forums are a great opportunity to promote teaching and education priorities.

Teaching is one of the most respected professions - when teachers speak up, people listen!
Candidate forums are a great opportunity to promote teaching and education priorities.

It’s a good idea to start your questions with “As a teacher...”

Sample questions

  • Will your party do about charter schools? 
  • As a teacher, I believe schools are the natural centre of the community. Will your party make secondary schools service hubs for the community? 
  • As a teacher, I know how hard it is to get round and spend time with each student. Will your party provide more teachers to reduce class sizes in secondary schools? 
  • I want to do the absolute best for my students and that means being resourced properly to do that. Will your party increase education funding?
  • Will your party properly resource high quality and relevant professional development for every teacher, so we can be as effective as possible?
  • As a teacher, I spend too much time ticking boxes and dealing with red tape. What will your party do to allow teachers to focus more on each individual child?

At a meet the candidate event, find out which parties share our priorities:

  1. Real community engagement
  2. Will review Tomorrow’s Schools
  3. Public schools not charter schools
  4. Schools as community hubs
  5. Will decrease class sizes
  6. Increase per-student funding
  7. Increase funding for students with greatest need
  8. Real increases to secondary teacher salaries
  9. Access to professional learning and development for all teachers
  10. Reduce unproductive workload

Download and print the "Candidate report card" to log and share your answers.

Last modified on Monday, 31 July 2017 12:42